We went over to Grandpa’s house for Christmas Eve dinner. The sunset was amazing!
I love how the sky in front is blue and pink, but the sky in back is on fire! I also love the reflection along the car and window. I took a lot of mirror pictures on the way to Grandpa’s house. :)
As usual we did our secret stocking stuffing Christmas Eve. Everyone taking turns sneaking into the back room to do a little Santa magic.
I think this would be a good Duluth photo. :) A stocking full of Duluth shirts, held by a guy rocking his Duluth shirts. :)
Grandpa Tom knows how to keep the kids in line! Actually, I missed the better picture when she was completely under the ottoman and he was staring at his phone. By the time my camera was ready she was rolling away. :)
Back at the house the kids went to bed with minimal fuss and Santa came at last!
All Eve wanted for Christmas was a puppy in her stocking. She’s been reading one too many Little Golden Books, I think! I was hoping this big eyed cutie would suffice.
Before I went to bed I realized that we had completely forgotten the cookies and milk this year. Oops! The kids didn’t say a word about it (still haven’t!), but I’m not going to point out the oversight! Santa was good to us all anyway.
Shaking the presents on Christmas morning. A tradition in every home, I’m sure.
Opening stockings. She looks wide awake and raring to go, doesn’t she?! :)
Lots of sweets to get them going.
Her bedroom gift was Chinese Checkers, a game I loved as a kid. We played a few rounds while waiting for everyone to arrive.
The breakfast spread. We had a tater tot casserole, fruit platter, cherry almond scones, blueberry muffins, oranges, grapes, coffee, and mimosas. Something for everyone!
Let the unwrapping begin!
Eve got several doggies for Christmas. :)
A typical Christmas morning.
A candy dish for me, that I painted years ago, and Popcube admiring his new calendar.
Eve painted a squirrel mug for Mema.
Lex got a few new pets for Christmas too! Aquabots. Two jelly fish and a hammer head shark! Luckily they all get along well. :)
This girl wore down fast. Luckily she has a great Grandpa to cuddle and read to her.
The gift we’ve all been waiting for! Thanks, Rosy, for another awesome calendar!
Dr. Alan and Dr. Eve, hard at work operating on a poor man with a big red nose.
She almost made it! As we were getting dinner on the table she was passing out on the couch. I tried to rouse her to eat, but no luck. I brought her up to her bed later and she slept right through until morning. Tired girl!
Let’s eat! Awesome veggie lasagna, salad, bread, and endless cookies and ice cream. Yum!
The next day, as we were tidying up the living room and trying to bring some semblance of order back into the house, another box arrived in the mail and Christmas just kept on going! Thanks West Coast Santas!
A very cool balancing Gyrobot. Lex loves anything he can build.
And a dart board! Lex also loves anything he can throw. :)
A grainy picture of my Christmas kitty enjoying a good long snooze behind the Christmas tree.
We are now finishing off leftovers, exploring new toys, building puzzles, eating sweets, and thoroughly enjoying our Christmas vacation. I hope yours was merry and bright as well. Much love for a peaceful start to the new year. Life is good.