Christmas 2013 chez nous

We had a fabulous Christmas again this year. The kids were spoiled rotten as were us adults. A huge thank you to my parents for giving Isabella the gift with the best emotional response (photo below will explain). We opened gifts amongst the four of us on Christmas Eve (in the afternoon) and then we headed to my younger sister's place for dinner. Christmas morning, we headed to my parents' place to spend the day there. We had our typical Christmas morning breakfast - crepes with berries and then we began the gift opening process. We took a short break from gift opening to have a light lunch and continued more gift opening. We open gifts one at a time hence the lengthy process. The kids were actually quite patient as we do this every year - they are getting more and more accustomed to the tradition. We had a phenomenal dinner of beef tenderloin, mashed potatoes and asparagus and a ton of desserts to choose from. My mom outdid herself yet again. It was a memorable day and now the photos to share of our Christmas:

finally a family photo. None of us got out of our comfy gift opening clothes besides Isabella...who changed about 4 times during the day...
the gifts at my parents' place
my gorgeous girl (wearing pjs that she opened and insisted in wearing right away)
Isabella in outfit #4 - her Christmas outfit - dress from F21 and tights and shoes from Joe Fresh

my boy who is always so serious when he sees a camera
Simon trying not to smile
my niece Adelina

me goofing around with my niece Gia. Simon patiently waiting his turn. LOL!
Isabella looking so grown up (wearing outfit #1)
Simon and his new remote control car (which supposedly goes up to 40 km/h or something crazy)
the most memorable moment of the day - my parents got Isabella her own iPad. right after this photo was taken, Isabella started crying as did the rest of us

Pablo opening a gift from my parents

about half of the family during gift opening

another family shot!

Pablo and the kiddos
this was taken Christmas Eve at our place

this was taken today by Pablo - Isabella is about 3 feet off the ground