Christmas Eve was celebrated in CT at the home of Grenville's aunt and uncle (Russ and Anita are in the top right photos below). It's been their long-standing tradition to host an open house for both family (who traveled from NH, NY, and PA) and friends. There was plenty of food, talk and good times to last for several hours.
Granddaughter Lilliana and her mother, Coleen, visiting from their PA home, donned a fun hat and cousin Kelly, visiting from NY, wore light bulb earrings.
Christmas Day was celebrated in RI at the home of Grenville's daughter, Shannon. The three grandkids Lilliana, Ellie and Bobby had a great time opening gifts.
Gift giving for the older grandkids was different this year. We took their mother's suggestion and gifted them with "experiences" for various activities: ice skating, roller blading, trampoline park, and a family Audubon Society membership, and books. Ellie got her favorite gift, Slime, and Grandpa Grenville gave Bobby a starter microcomputer set.
The grandparents also got some hug/cuddle time with both granddaughters as did their moms.
The two granddaughters showed their artistic talents.
Just as the night before, the day was filled with good food and happy times of famly being together for Christmas.
Christmas may only be celebrated for a single day but our holiday memories will last throughout the coming New Year.
We hope that your holiday was merry and very happy as well.