What a wonderful Christmas we had. The Cuties are at the most perfect age. Well...except Charlie. She could care less. Here's how we celebrated.
Christmas Eve. We relaxed the morning of Christmas Eve and finished up some wrapping. Around 2, we headed out to celebrate with Bryan's grandparents. What a lovely visit we had..chatting, and laughing, and of course, gifting. Around bed time, we allowed the Cuties to open one present...jammies! They were washed and folded and wrapped up for them to be able to wear right then. And, boy oh boy were they SOO excited! We made cookies for Santa, read Twas the Night Before Christmas, and tucked the Cuties in bed. Then, Mr. and Mrs. Claus went to work. Around 9pm, Mrs. Claus made a quick trip to Walgreens for more tape. Sheesh, Walgreens was PA-A-A-CKED! We finished up, set up the gifts, nibbled the cookies, and made it to bed just before 1am.
Christmas. Brady woke up just before 6am. This was the VERY FIRST year that Brady ever woke up on his own. We were SUPER excited! It's just not the same when you have to them up. The quote of the day was..."Santa came. There are so many presents...and he didn't bring any ROCKS!!" Apparently he was worried!! Lily soon followed and then Charlie just after 6am. Bryan and I got up, brushed our teeth, and prepared to hand out gifts. We have to leave at 9am for my parents...so we like to make sure we get an early start on our Christmas! The Cuties all took turns opening, opening, opening presents. We were spoiled. All of us. Santa sure was generous to each one of us! Once we finished up, the Cuties got a few minutes to play and then we got everything ready to head over to my parents. We all wore our jammies, so it was pretty easy. Once at my parent's we ate breakfast and then gifts. Again....spoiled. The kids are sooo much fun on Christmas when they are all together. So excited. It's contagious and I SO, SO, SOOOOOOO love it! We then went back home where the Cuties continued to play with all of their new toys. Around 4pm, we got ready and headed out for the Pasquel side Christmas. So much fun. We ate, and chatted, and celebrated the holiday with the whole family. We revealed our Secret Santa families. I told everyone how I actually told our family that we had them for Kris Kringle. Yes. I did that. It was tragic. The adult boys were all gifted some male panties as a gag gift. It was so, so, so funny! The Cuties all fell asleep in the car on the way home. Bryan and I cleaned up...and yes...even took down a couple Christmas decorations. I know. We're psycho!
What a great day. I love Christmas.