Merry Christmas to everyone! I hope you all had a very enjoyable day with your family. We had our "Christmas dinner" last night, followed by games with the kids and our traditional story of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Unforunately, the book I've been reading out of for 10+ years is mysteriously MIA. We didn't let that stop us! I went online and printed out the story and read from that. I have it mostly memorized, but forget the words to a couple of parts. After that, we read the story of Rudolph and tucked the kids into bed. My sneaky husband was wrapping gifts he purchased on the sly, so he locked me out of our bedroom. That wasn't very nice, was it? ;o)
ANYWAY, I got up, bathed, let the dog out for a potty break, had my make-up done and had the video camera set up well before 8:30. We BLASTED the Savatage version of Christmas Eve in Sarejevo TWICE trying to wake the kids up. Not a peep from upstairs!!! Mike finally went upstairs and said something to them before they woke up. I was sure the surround sound would wake them up because it was LLLLOOOOOUUUUUUDDDDD enough to hear it outside and around on the side of the house - LOL!!!!! Anyway, we opened gifts, had a late breakfast and played the rest of the day. I downloaded a TON of songs for the mp3 players, so they've all been walking around singing their songs off-key for most of the day. ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!
I am SO glad we had Christmas dinner last night and re-heated today. I didn't realize how much fun that takes out of the day. It just may have to be our newest tradition. ;o)