I love Christmas but it is 2 days of running around like chickens with our heads cut off! The kids have a great time but are so cranky by the end of day 2!
Christmas eve we always spend at my Dads side of the family. Aunt Paulma holds the festivities which include a visit from Santa and a late dinner. We usually get home around 12:30 am from our get together and then the magic has to happen in our home! The boys looked adorable in their matching sweaters, which I know will be the last year for it (since a certain almost 9 year old thinks Mom is totally lame for doing it)!
Explanations had to be given to Dominic since he thought Logan received more gifts. We had to explain that Mom, Dad and Santa have a budget and his gifts cost more and are smaller since they are electronics and legos. After he thought about it, he understood. Crisis averted, phew!
After opening gifts here at our house, we head to my Moms for breakfast and our gift exchanges with her and my siblings. The kids are in a crazy gift opening mood at this point...okay, well Dominic is! Logan did not really get the gift unwrapping thing...next year I am sure will be different.
After gifts with my Mom, Sam and Dawn....we head to Jim's to exchange gifts with him, Matt, Tina and Noel. Dom and Noel rip through their gifts in no time flat. We only stay there for about an hour as we have to get back to my Moms and Jim always joins us.
Before dessert we have to head out of my Moms and over to Gary's Granddads for another gift exchange. We arrived right before they ate, so it gave us a few precious moments of quiet and relaxing on the couch. This pregnant Mama was very thankful for that! The kids received so many more wonderful things but quickly got to the crabby stage. Poor Logan hit his head off of the corner of the door when someone let him down....he immediately took off. Stinker!