It was our first time going to Christmas Eve service this year since we had Gavin. It was great to be able to do that again this year. This starts the Christmas tradition. I love singing the Christmas carols at church and listening to the Christmas message. Then after the service, we have our Noche Buena. We didn’t wait til midnight to start eating though since we’re too hungry to do that.
I can’t believe I didn’t take a photo of the food but here’s part of the party after dinner.
Our Christmas Eve family photo.
Gavin opened his presents from his aunts, uncles and grandparents.
He gladly gave everyone hugs and even sang in front of everyone. Notice the grocery bag of wrapping paper? Gavin neatly tore the wrappers and placed them in the bag before ripping some more. After he opened a present, he neatly lined them by the fireplace.
Gavin wore some that he can wear and played with a couple opened toys.
Then we had our gift exchange.
For some, a gift card exchange.
One was a little bluff. The Victoria’s secret box turned out to to have an Amazon gift card.
After the gift exchange was some karaoke til midnight. Gavin even joined in on the fun and sang some Christmas carols. This was when the V family came by to join in on the fun. However, I got myself and Gavin ready for bed around 11 since we were too tired. It was a great Christmas Eve.