The girls say we had a good Christmas. What makes it good in their eyes? Decorations, presents, family, staying up late, traditions, fun.
On Christmas Eve, we always get together with family and friends to light paper bag luminaries all up and down the street at my parents’ house. How long have we been doing this now? Well I think since we were all as old as the “new” kids are today.
Then there’s a mad rush to get everything finished after the kids go to bed. Ro is such a night owl that we have to be extra super stealthy.
Christmas morning always starts with stockings in the big bed. The Rubik’s cube was a hit this year. I also think the difference in the girls’ outfits is funny – Ro showed up in festive Christmas PJ attire, while Ree popped out of bed in her fave purple velour sweats, new fingerless gloves from Wela, and shoes (she always has on shoes).
The folks make their way to our house around 10 and we start round two of presents. This year we made a hardbound book out of my parents’ antique car travel blog and wrapped it up. Fun.
The one gift I wasn’t sure about – actually looked at them then passed several times was the biggest hit of all - Heelys! The girls have mastered those odd wheeled shoes and are smoothly gliding everywhere.
Hope your holidays were happy!
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