I made Paula Deen's egg nog and sugar cookies (Alton Brown's - delicious!) for the occasion!
A tradition in my family growing up was my mom would pick us out an ornament representing the year and we would open it on Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve was always a lot of fun for us and I loved this tradition.
So, I decided to pass it on to Dmitri (and next year: baby brother!). Here is Dmitri's 1st Christmas ornament: a baby carriage.
Obviously, ornaments are for eating! And I just look weird.
This year, I thought a lot about what ornament to get Dmitri. So much has happened in the past year- he turned one, he started walking, he said his first word (s). But I think nothing represents this year more than the addition of Hobbes, I mean, Sookie.
This year, I got Dmitri a kitty ornament:
Another tradition that I have started, is a new pair of pajamas for Christmas Eve. So fun for snuggling before the big morning!
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas Eve & Christmas morning! Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?