From there, ’tis the season for writing letters to Santa, decorating their own individual mini trees and gorging on Vanessa’s Christmas morning casserole—just a few of the family traditions her kids have begun to eagerly anticipate, allowing Vanessa to fantasize about the moment they bring them to their own families.
Take what happened on Camden’s 9th birthday this past September. Each year Vanessa compiles the family photos from previous years’ parties. They didn’t have any photos because they were celebrating Camden’s birthday at a Disney resort on Oahu. “Then when we got home, they were there and it just made him light up,”She divulges. “And it kind of made me feel good because I’m like, Okay, I’m doing this for me, but he’s also recognizing it and he’s looking forward to it. And it was a really sweet moment.”
For the next several minutes, the elementary schooler gushed over each memory from Camden’s Construction Site and Lachey Racing to Lachey Ninja Warrior Family and “they had fun giggling at each other,”She speaks highly of her two eldest children. “Because Brooklyn was little in a lot of the photos and they’re like, ‘Look at you! You look so little! Look at your cheeks! Look at your pigtails.’ And they just had a blast with it.”