this year we continued a few of our newer family holiday traditions, including making gingerbread houses out of graham crackers and having a kid stay up way too late on christmas eve. this year we went big with a collaborative house, that unfortunately had a few structural issues. we've already started to plan our improvements for next year. also, my kid passed out on our way to pick up our thai takeout dinner, another new family tradition, the food, not the sleeping kid. we got home to find that ev was still snoring, and would continue snoring until 11 p.m. so, all christmas eve footage was literally shot from 11 until about two in the morning when we finally got her to lay down with us. cookies for santa, lighting the menorah, and presents were all done at that time. thankfully, there were no tears this year at bedtime, and she simply obliged, unlike last year that was full of tantrums and a lot of santa threats, none of which worked. this year, she would pop her head up, asked if we heard a clatter, or if sugarplums were dancing in our heads, and then lie back down. oh so thankful for four!
and yes, it was what we will refer to as a 'moana christmas'
so here's a little glimpse of our christmasing...
Christmas 2016 from Lyndsay Lewis on Vimeo.
shot on our sony A6000
Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmastime
She & Him - All I Want for Christmas is You