Christmas eve, although Joma had work he arrived early at home and we didn't have to rush to prepare for the Christmas eve mass at our village. The mass was at 8:30pm. By 7:45pm my parents together with Javi and one of our househelp went on ahead of us to the chapel. Joma, Miya and I with our other househelp arrived at the chapel around 8:15pm. I couldn't really wait that long in the chapel since I've not been comfortable with all the pregnancy weight I've gained (ack!). Before leaving for mass, we took a family pic right by our Christmas tree.
When we got home, Jay ate Noche Buena ahead of us as he needed to leave.
While waiting for midnight, Miya hunted for Kinder Eggs which Lolo Arthur bought since early December. Side kwento: Miya's Lolo brought her kinder eggs almost wvery day the last few months but before Miya's exams in the first week of December I told the grannies no more kinder eggs. So they made a deal that Lolo will collect Kinder Eggs and give them all as Christmas gift hehe.
I think we ate Noche Buena around 11pm. Surprisingly, both kids were still up and awake. Javi was so sleepy already but didn't want to sleep just yet. He was able to get through eating Noche Buena and opening of a few of his gifts hehe. After Miya opened all her gifts, I had to put Javi to bed because he started crying already.
The next morning, Santa's gifts were already under our tree. Miya asked for a dress and drinking glass from Santa. When I asked her why she didn't ask for toys, she said 'di ba sila Ninang naman magbibigay sa kin ng toys? Sila na magbibigay sa kin ng Shopkins and Glitzi Globe' Ahahaha!