I guess I'll start with Christmas, we hosted 12 adults and 4 kids. Other than the meat taking an extra 2 hours then thought to cook, everything turned out great! Baby Fox had a little playmate to run around with, so he wasn't bored, and the two little kids chased the big kids around...so everything worked out in the end.
I guess I'll just start with Wednesday night. We went to church at the Bascillica in San Juan Capistrano, it was so pretty! I wish I had taken some pictures, but forgot my camera.
After church we headed back to my parents for dinner and presents. My parents went overboard to say the least. Mini Fox might have gotten a whole new wardrobe!
She wanted to put everything on...at once
No dinner is complete without some pumpkin pie and whipped cream
After we got home I made Baby Fox's birthday cake. He wanted it to have swedish fish in it...
oops, made the hole a little too big, so it started to crack, note to self, don't make the hole too big. don't worry, I fixed it with a bunch of frosting...
Morning came and Baby Fox was so excited! We did this to his door.
Then we woke up Mini Fox
Finally time for presents!
We opened a few gifts:
But we had to take a break to play with some of the gifts:
then we ate some breakfast and continued with the present opening:
The rest of the day was pretty relaxed, we had set up the tables earlier in the week, and had everything ready to go it was nice not having to run around trying to get stuff done the day of.
We took the meat out to come to room temp, and of course by the time it was ready to cook, it was still cold! Oops, which meant that it took forever for the meat to cook, but hey what can ya do?
|23 pounds of prime rib|
Opened gifts before dinner instead of after
good thing we had some good appetizers!
|Which all got eaten...good thing it was good and there was a lot|
but finally, finally the meat finished!
and my cousin sliced it up
and everyone got the food and were happy campers, especially because it turned out so good! Phew!
After dinner we did birthday cake for Baby Fox
|Love the photo bomber back there|
It was a great Christmas with family and friends. Next year the meat will be done on time!
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