Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve

Santa has already stopped by our house to deliver presents, eat his cookies and cheese and drink his milk.  He was VERY organized this year and each present has a picture on it of the child that it belongs too.  I love this idea and am hoping that it will allow the boys to know whose gift is whose and not fight or argue and it will allow them to be the elves that go and get gifts for each other to open.

Today has been an amazing day.  It is one of those days that you create in your head in the early morning hours but never actually imagine it will go that way.  We had a lazy morning and started the day with candy cane shaped pancakes and reading all of our Chanukah books a thousand times.  Then we played and had lunch followed by baking sugar cookies and decorating them for Santa.  (We used dough that we had made last week and frozen to cut down on the amount of time this all took).  Papa Bear and I prepped our breakfast casserole and the kids Christmas dinner (lasagna)  We attempted naps but there was just too much excitement in the air.  Then we headed out for Christmas Eve dinner, dessert and drinks at our good friend's house.  It was a laid back, carefree, drinks flowing kind of event that was just icing on the cake to an amazing day.

When we got home, the kids sprinkled reindeer food on the lawn, carefully put out the cookies and milk for Santa and then went straight to bed so that Santa could come.  Papa Bear and I got down to business getting things ready and enjoying a few drinks while we prepped for the morning.

I can't wait to see their little faces in the morning when they see everything Santa brought them.

More pictures to come....

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