Leading up to Christmas morning...
We spent Christmas Eve at work and going to my doctor appointment for Skylar. They were so wonderful. They even snoozed a bit. So they were rewarded when I got off and were taken to a movie. Then it was off to my in laws for our festivities there. We had steak and crab for dinner (well, I didn't have crab). My MIL always cooks something fabulous. The only thing not so good about the night was Eli was super sick as he had been all week. It was horrible. After we had our dinner it was present time. As usual, the kids were spoiled by the grandparents and family and they didn't know what to do with themselves. It was too cute. Since Daddy wasn't feeling well, we got out of there early which really worked out. We still had to write Santa his letter and put out his milk and cookies. Oh they were so excited and even more excited that they made the cookies that Santa would be eating. They didn't fight going upstairs to bed - this probably had something to do with them being treated to sleep with Daddy and I. They watched part of The Grinch and then fell fast asleep. I laid there for quite some time just watching them sleep and snuggling them up. They really are the sweetest things.
Like I said before, Christmas morning was excellent. Then we were off to my parents where the kids opened their presents from them and we ate brunch. They were on cloud nine. After a while there, it was off to my grandparents house to spend time with the whole family. That right there is what Christmas is all about...everyone being together, under one roof. It was awesome. The kids had an absolute blast and were showered with love and affection.
Here are a few pictures from the day. The first is of Eli and I last night after we exchanged our presents together. The second is of the kids at my grandparents house. The third of the kids at my parents house. And then a little family snap shot at my grandparents.
Swae is definitely proud of the Christmas dress that Santa brought her. That is one of the only things that she asked for and she looked just gorgeous wearing it. Seth's little outfit turned out so freaking cute! I just love my family!
I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and enjoyed all the family time!