We intended to have all the grandkids participate, but my kids wouldn't cooperate. Jackson wouldn't hold still long enough to be baby Jesus. And we kept asking the twins if they wanted to be wise men or shepherds. Brady told me he would only be Buzz Lightyear, and Carter said he would only be a superhero.
The next night, we had my parents and my brother and sister over. We started off frosting our cookies for Santa.
We didn't have a sit down dinner, but I just had different appetizers and munchies for us to graze on. After eating, we opened up new pajamas.
Then we opened our new book from Grandma and Grandpa, which Grandma read to us. Followed by the traditional reading of "The Night Before Christmas."
And with at least 30 minutes to go before bed, we decided last minute to watch Christmas Eve on Sesame Street, which we found on You Tube. I hadn't seen it in forever, and it was super nostalgic for my sister and me.
We finally got the kids down and, thanks to my ill-prepared self, spent a good 2-3 hours wrapping gifts, assembling gifts, and making breakfast items for the next morning. But it was awesome to spend time with my family.