We have spent a number of Christmases with my family, but with that niece and nephew getting older and outgrowing the jolly obese guy in a red suit, we are switching sides. Especially because there’s this guy (nephew on J’s side) and he has lots of years to believe in S. Claus.
Lil E definitely is into opening gifts, or more specifically, gift wrap. Toys come second to gift wrap.
We also did FaceTime with loved ones. I love FTing J’s grandma because she thinks you have to hold the phone way up to your face … give her a break, she’s just about 90!
It was so cold in Chicago we had to warm ourselves by the fire. Until it got warm and some of us had to take off all our clothes.