Thursday, December 27, 2012
It was mid morning when my nephews and niece arrived from their dorm to spend Christmas with us. Their parents are working overseas that's why they are with us. My SIL cooked spaghetti while I make fruit salad. My nephew bought 2 boxes of pizza, 2 buckets of fried chicken and since it was my nephew's 20th birthday, he bought her own cake. It was just a simple Noche Buena feast for all of us.
It was our family tradition to hear mass on Christmas Eve at 9:30 pm so we had an early dinner so we'll not get hungry most especially the kids. The mass took about 2 hours and we got home at 11:30 pm where we eat again.
On Christmas morning, my 9 yr-old niece opened her gift from Santa in their house and just like what she wished on her letter to Santa, she got the toy kitchen that she loved. It was early at 7am where kids (even if we don't know them) knocked on our door to ask for Christmas gift where we usually give money.
Later on, it's our time to drop my niece and nephew to their godparents where they also receive their Christmas presents.We then proceeded at my brother's place in the morning where my relatives and other kids are waiting for us. Aside from money, I also handed some candies and chocolates to kids and they always love them.
Our Christmas lunch was sumptuous as we all ate delicious foods cooked by me and my SILs. Oh BTW, my family and even our guests love my delicious fruit salad. In the afternoon, we went to relatives houses to visit them to give and receive our presents.
We always exchange and open gifts at night of Christmas day after we had our dinner. We put all our gifts on one big table and I call each one to open their gifts.