Christmas 2009 take Three: aka Christmas Eve continues with Viglia
After our epic journey to Pittsburgh, we went back home for exactly long enough to get changed into our fancy Christmas clothes and then it was off to Babee's for Vigilia dinner! It was funny because on our way home from Pittsburgh, Brian was quizzing the kids on the Polish names for the foods that we would be eating. He told them that if they didn't know the Polish name, they couldn't eat it! Then they started talking about the foods that would be there. The one thing that everyone was asking about was the Kapusta soup...peas and sauerkraut and mushrooms...
eewwww! It's a long standing tradition that you have to eat at least one spoonful for luck. I usually manage to choke down one but that's about it. The kids are starting to get to that age, but they have managed to avoid it so far.
Here are my beautiful children in their fancy Christmas Church clothes....
Here is Miss Coley patiently waiting to open her gifts from Babee and Grampa. (Even though she had gone shopping with Babee and picked everything out herself!)
Aiden Joseph in his very snazzy hat! He actually kept in on! I think he knew that it made him look very dapper!
Gianna Marie in her cover girl pose! Serving it up H to T. (That's head to toe for those of you unfamiliar with America's Next Top Model.)
Jake and DJ looking very grownup in real ties...not clip-ons!!
Noah and his 19th cookie...this would come back to haunt us at 8:00 mass as he was waving his vest around in the air at church like a terrible towel saying, "WOOOOOO!!!" And waddling up and down our row saying, "Waddle like a penguin, waddle like a penguin!" Thankfully it was the children's mass. He kind of blended in. At least he was until he started waving his hands around in the air to direct the choir! It was entertaining to say the least.
AD-Joe and Isaac
Hannah looking lovely in red.
My beautiful nieces, Breanna and Kaylee
Chase was dying to rip into those presents!
Rexton loved his Handy Manny toys!
Babee was showing Aiden his new Jack-in-the-Box. He wasn't quite sure what he thought about it at first, but he really likes it now.
The infamous Kapusta Soup
Hannah and I getting ready to head to church.
Aiden was passed out by the time we got home.
It had been a LOOOONG day. Everyone got into their jammies and we put out cookies for Santa. Hannah even left him a beautiful picture that she had drawn.
We crawled into bed to dream about sugarplums and stuff. I am not sure what you may have heard about the kids, but they must have been pretty good because we were definitely visited by the jolly man in red himself!
Stay tuned for more Christmas fun in Christmas 2009 take four: aka Santa was here!!!