Hi! I hope you had a very nice holiday weekend! We are truly blessed and grateful for all our family and friends who helped make this an amazing Christmas for the girls. Little A already understands that toys are "wants" not "needs" and has told me many times how lucky and grateful she is. I'm so happy she has learned the art of gratitude so young.
Cute little Santa chocolate I won from Lulu's chocolates on Instagram.
Christmas Eve started with travels to see T's family and then dinner at his Mom's house. She made gluten free vegan eggplant no parm and broccoli rabe with chickpeas. So yummy!
Our family at my Mother-in-law's house.
Gluten free vegan Italian cookies that we picked up at Papa Ganache.
After that, we went to my grandparent's house for our annual family gift opening. By the time we got home it was almost 11pm! Little A got into her Christmas pajamas, put out some organic vegan cookies and almond milk for Santa and off to bed she went!
The next morning the girls woke up to a wonderland of toys! I feel Christmas is such a magical time for them, they deserve to be a little spoiled with toys! I don't give them any clothes but they do get books, new shoes and lots of crafts and a few educational gifts. But let's be honest, they want the goods! Which is TOYS, TOYS, TOYS! As I mentioned, we've taught Little S gratitude and she practices it so well that during Christmas, she get the fantasy childhood dream. :) Spoiled? Maybe just for Christmas Day. ;)
While the girlies played, I started to prep food for Christmas at my sister's house: vegan lasagna made with gluten free lasanga and Miyoko's cheese.
This was my plate of food for Christmas dinner: lasagna, salad and green beans.
T made vegan stuffed mushrooms with gluten free bread crumb. They came out delicious! The girls loved these too!
We also brought a Daiya Cheesecake which was sooooo good! Whole Foods had them almost 50% off so I figured we'd try! The size was smaller than expected but it was rich enough that a little slice was enough.
The littlest girlie.
The biggest girlie.
Sister's under the tree at my sister's house.
What a lovely day spent with loved ones! I wouldn't trade it for the world! Merry Christmas!