Our littlest friend has been coming to our house. Her momma has gone back to work and we get to play with baby Grace. This sweet little girl is 2 months old today! Jess and Brandon both love to snuggle and play with her. Brandon has taken to saying her name to song... last week, it was to the tune of "Jingle Bells."
We spend Christmas Eve at my in-laws house each year. Fortunate for us, it is not "over the hills and through the woods." It is just a 15 minute jaunt away. I think it takes us longer to make sure that we have gathered everything up than it does to get there!
We usually let the kids open their gifts from grandma and grandpa once the immediate family has arrived. Then exchange gifts for the rest of the family after dinner. Grandma (mom) had prepared a wonderful dinner; complete with individual sized cream pies for dessert. YUM! I had chocolate- just in case you were wondering! :)
The kids were spoiled by the rest of the family... who am I kidding?? So were we!! Thank you to all of you. We appreciate it all. And it was great to spend the evening with family. We finally called it a night. (good thing we live close!!) Packed up the goods and headed home. Once home, even though it was late and raining, Brandon had to throw out the "reindeer food" that he had made at school. And Jess pick out which cookies we were leaving out for Santa. (thanks Aunt Shannon for letting us bring a few extras home. Santa thought they were delicious!)
Just wondering....when it has been 30 minutes since the kiddos have gone to bed and you hear someone click her light off when she realizes I'm still upstairs...
She is practicing multiplication flashcards.
Ummm, ok. What to do with her?
And on a completely different note, I went to my first Colts without Steve. This is the first game since we've had our tickets that we have not gone together. Only 3 games that we have missed and shared the tickets. (When we got married, one for job emergency, one for vacation) My sister in law was nice enough to go with me. Thanks Shannon! We had a good time. And we WON!! (again) 12-0 Go Colts!
On a sad note, my uncle passed away early this morning. Glendon is my mom's only brother. This is from our family reunion this past July. (my mom-standing on the far left, Aunt Alice, Aunt Jean, Uncle Glendon, Aunt Juanita-baby of the family, and sitting, Aunt RoseMarie-Glendon's wife, Aunt Necia-my Great Aunt, Aunt Ora-the oldest; missing 2 more sisters Aunt Eva and Aunt Ollie also gone too soon.)