Merry Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas! We’ve started our celebration early over at my parents’ house with my brother and sister and all their families. This is what Christmas is for me – everyone hanging out, opening presents on Christmas Eve, and eating yummy food.

The anticipation of the kids as they’re begging to open presents is great. I remember being like that, and my older brother and sister taunting me that maybe we’d all just go to bed and wait til the next day. NOOOOOOO!

Jude got a pirate raincoat and matching pirate boots from my folks. He’s in love – I had to peel it off of him to get him to bed last night. It even has an  eyepatch on the hood!

Me in my Christmas jammies/robe. Feels good to be a gangsta.  🙂

Look at what my mom got for all the kids – this was genius. For $20, this was an excellent gift. It’s a little cardboard house that is completely color-able. Throw in some washable markers, and we’re all happy campers.

We have a whole little village of houses – hours of endless entertainment!

Tonight we’ll go to Christmas Eve Candlelight service at church and then go to Simon’s grandmother’s house.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!