We celebrated the Pemberton family Christmas today. It was a bit early this year but today was the only day where we could all be there. We are with my family this year and Travis and Katie are going to be in California with Travis's family during the holidays. Next year we will all be back together at Mike and Julie's. As always, it was a lot of fun to get together, eat good food, laugh and open a few gifts. The cousins had a lot of fun playing together and with their new toys.
We started off with a yummy brunch.
Colbi and Samuel enjoying their food.
The Pemberton cousins.
Camryn (7), Colt (7), Jax (5), Calvin (4), Case (3), Evalynn (2), Samuel (23 months), Colbi (15 months) and Eleanor (4 months).
All the cousins drew names and opened one gift from the person who drew their names. Case got a fishing pole (from Evie), Colt got legos (from Calvin) and Jax got a Ben 10 watch (from Case). Then they opened up gifts from Memah and Popee, As always, all the kids were spoiled and got lots of fun toys and games to play.
Memah and Popee put on a fun game of Christmas Bingo for the kids complete with prizes.
Then had a cookie decorating activity for the kids to do.
A Christmas celebration would not be complete without the traditional acting out of the Christmas story complete with costumes and lots of laughing! This is by far my favorite part of Christmas Eve with Dave's family (as well as going to Christmas Eve church service), I am glad we still got to do it this year.
Colt was a king (this was after he scoffed at being an angel and asked me to switch him costumes). He is so his father's son!
A few of the animals.
Case, Randee and Aaron (her fiancee!!!)
Jax was the inn keeper, he has been talking about being the inn keeper for the last 3 months (Colt was the inn keeper last year), he was thrilled once he finally got to do it.