My family got together on the 23rd for a scrumptious meal... Ham, mashed potatoes, shrimp, cheese fondue, and more. We stuffed ourselves silly and then watched the kids open one present each. Chico and his three cousins each got legos. Nelmo got a cool baby toy. He didn't seem to like it much though... ;)
After the kids opened their presents we did our sibling gift exchange, sat around and chatted and talked. Then we sang Christmas Songs for a good long time. I really enjoyed that part... we were all harmonizing really well. I didn't get to sing in ward choir this year so it was nice to have a time to get to sing.
After we sang we acted out the nativity. It wasn't really a reverent activity at first. The costumes were shabby and thrown together. But it works and it was fun. :)
Cutest little angel
I'm not sure if he was a Shepard or a ninja.
Brent and I were Mary and Joseph. We weren't trying to steal the limelight or anything, I just didn't trust any of the kids to hold Nelmo. He was the obvious choice to play Baby Jesus, so Brent and I got to be Mary and Joseph.
My parents were holding Nelmo and getting great smiles from him. So I went behind the couch and caught this picture right before he stopped smiling for them. He's good at getting people to fall in love with him.