We are still trying to figure out our family Christmas traditions. My husband grew up in a traditional Korean household so Christmas doesn’t mean a lot to him, but now as we have kids it’s fun to see how the girls’ light up for the Christmas magic. Since I am a teacher, school is off for two weeks for Winter Break and that means I don’t have to work. It works out perfectly since the girls’ daycare is off from the 25th to the 3rd of January. I was hoping for a traditional Puerto Rican Christmas (Eve?) dinner. I was planning on making pernil and arroz con gandules. This first week of my vacation flew by and with the prospect of moving next month I couldn’t plan ahead to get the ingredients to make the meals. The girls won’t eat it yet anyway. We spent Christmas Eve at American Village in Chatan eating Thai food. The baby had an accident due to the extra fiber that the doc told us to put in her diet. Thank goodness Japan has the best baby amenities to make changing diapers a team effort. I couldn’t imagine trying to do this in a tiny bathroom alone! My husband’s friends came to visit from Korea so they treated us to Yakiniku, which is something the whole family loves. Gigi can eat ramen all day every day. She loves how it’s free rice and ice cream too.
Here are some photos of the festivities. The girls have matching shirts with their names. I think we will go back to the matching pajamas next year.
Merry Christmas Everyone!