So that's it then! I've told you this before, but we're lucky in this country to have two Christmas days instead of just one. This always comes in handy because of in-laws and stuff. I want to celebrate Christmas with my mom but also with the in-laws. And our home is way too small to have all of them over at Christmas. I'd go crazy, especially since I want to have everything perfect! So I'm happy with a second Christmas day. That way I can celebrate one day at the in-laws and one day with my mom.
The first Christmas day was fun. We didn't have a lot of money but I did manage to buy Seth some small presents (and one bigger present). He absolutely loved it. We took the toy with us to the in-laws and he played with it all day long.
So the first Christmas day I went to the in-laws. Lisanne and my in-laws have recently returned from Ghana. Arnoud and Laura were also present, as was Seth's great grandfather. Busy, but fun! We had brunch, after that we played some games. After dinner, we also had chocolate mousse which I made the day before. Everyone loved it, including Seth:
After dinner we just sat in the living room, drinking some coffee and we got gifts from Lisanne and the in-laws. Gifts from Ghana. Will make pics of that soon! We got a Ghanaian game called "Endless", which literally means it will go on forever. I got a Ghanaian bag, drum, statues. Seth got slippers too but unfortunately those are already too small. Maybe our next baby will be able to enjoy them! Seth was tired after this day so he just played with his new toys and lounged on daddy's lap and mine, though not too often.
Today was a lot of fun as well. My mom visited us with her friend Connie. They got Seth lots of presents and brought groceries for us. I really appreciate that! Seth absolutely adores his new cars (he mostly got cars). I haven't made pictures of this yet, will do this later. We ate gourmet and had a tasty ice cream afterwards:
Tomorrow will be fun too. Lisanne will come and visit us. Seth will be going to his grandparents. We'll all watch Doctor Who together. I promised Lisanne to make the pastries I always make on special occasions, since she missed those when we celebrated Seth's birthday. And for dessert we have Ben & Jerry's ice cream! Woot!
I think we had a great Christmas this year, despite the lack of money to buy gifts for others. I love buying gifts for others but couldn't really do that this year. The festivities itself were awesome though.