We made cookiyes at Grandma Teresa's house with the cousins (there is only Tyler and my brothers 2 girls). Tyler had more fun dumping out the sprinkles onto the table than on the actual cookies, but it was still fun. Thanks Grandma!
We had the Shipp family party the saturday before Christmas and Santa came. The kids had so much fun telling santa what they got, Tyler on the other hand was still a little unsure of Santa so mom had to go up with him. We also attempted the annual Nativity, but with 13 grandchildren it never goes smoothly. We exchanged gifts and played games all night, it was a lot of fun.
And before we knew it, it was Christmas eve, it was a little different this year, since Grandma was gone, Grandma passed away 5 days before Christmas last year, but we were able to celebrate a little early with her. So this was the first real year without Grandma. It was hard but we are still trying to carry on the annual traditions, we each share Christmas stories and exchange gifts between families. Grandma used to give pajamas to all the grandkids, so this year we all brought our own pj's so the kids could still parade around the house, and show them off.