This Newmas had a very different feel to it than past Christmas celebrations at the Whittakers. Instead of 8 children running around and playing (or just looking oh so cute while being held in someone's arms), there were 3 kids. Distance kept 3 of the 5 Whittaker siblings away, so we celebrated with a much smaller group.
First is fondue!
Then comes stockings.
The boys were the elves and passed out the stockings and presents to everybody and each other.
And break for skyping with very much missed cousins.
Finally, present time!
Elijah is showing Auntie Kim how much he loves his new Hawaii shirt.
I made Clara an owl pillow which her parents loved and she was attempting to love.
Elijah was so fun to watch this Christmas.
Every gift he opened he gasped in surprised and loved it!