Well, despite Emmy and London being so excited about Santa coming, I can say that I did not receive a 5:00 am wake-up call. That might have been in part because Stevie was still at the hospital and they had been told that no presents were to be opened until he returned. Good job board turn-over is at 7:30 am and the hospital is a stone's throw from our house because they were raring to go by the time he showed up around 7:45.
Santa's presents were the first to be uncovered: a Nerf gun for London, a stuffed border collie each for Emmy and London, a husky dog for Emmy and a remote controlled helicopter for Cannon. And then the rest of the presents were systematically unwrapped. Thank you to everyone for all the awesome presents for all of us!
|A rare one of me opening a present.|
The rest of the day passed by in a toy-stupor for the kids.
|Emmy playing with her husky dog and "bunny sleigh".|
I love this photo of London and his friend, Joey, who both received General Grievous masks from their grandparents. The best was when they were posing, London says to Joey, "You don't need to smile, Joey, she can't see you."
While Stevie enjoyed a post-call nap under his new blanket that Mom and I knitted for him.
In the evening, we went over to Krimp and Dima's house for dinner. Some other neighbors, Alicia and Jon, joined us as well as a guy from Dima's work. Krimp fixed a ham, a salad and brussel sprouts, while I did beef wellington, sweet potato casserole and an eggnog dessert. Alicia had made an artichoke dip, a ravioli, green bean and almond casserole, and a cherry pie. All was yummy!
After dinner, Stevie, who was tired from being on call, took the kids home for bed and I stayed with the others to play games.