We tried to set our kids’ expectations LOW about Christmas morning — the trip was our main Christmas present, right? Santa brought this little tree and one gift per person, plus a few books.The stockings weren’t lavish, but they were filled with American candy that Vicki brought in her suitcase, so everyone was happy.
Looks like we did ok with the gifts. I mean Santa did. Or whatever.Matt wanted to go to the beach, but the kids were more interested in relaxing…. (Can you believe the paint in this apartment? Rio is very expensive, and these apartments we rented were perfectly adequate and near the beach, but wow was the decor ugly.)
This tiny pool the balcony was our own private play area — fun!We ended the day at The Hobbit, while Granny stayed home with the littles. I’m not going to lie, not my favorite movie. Too much fighting for me. But the boys all loved it and it was the perfect end for Christmas Day.