Sunday, December 29, 2013

Christmas Eve

     Hubby and I had the day off and spent the day getting a few things done. Hubby spent the morning calling around trying to exchange a video game we had bought for the wrong system so that we could give it to Big Brother Chirstmas morning. After a few times of just going to the store trying to exchange it we opted to do the calling around instead. Our local store finally had ONE in stock so Hubby ran up the hill to do that quickly.
     When he got home we got everyone up and dressed so that Froggie could go get the second half of her flu shot since she was unable to get it the day before. The appointment went well and we were in and out pretty quickly. I didn't even have to lay her down and we were able to be on our way.
     After we left the doctor's office we met up with my friend at a local restaurant for brunch. It was nice to catch up since she's currently living out of state and it was nice to have good, local food. This particular restaurant is typically closed after nap time since they primarily serve bagels. We sat there and ate and talked until they closed and then headed home and did some cleaning up before the Christmas Eve festivities began. While getting ready and double checking our things for Christmas day I realized that we had forgotten to pick up something for Froggie and I was feeling my lack of caffeine! Hubby ran back out and got some Pepsi and a last minute movie to go with another toy we had already purchased.
     Once he got home we got everyone dressed and ready to head out to Christmas Eve mass. We typically leave pretty early to find seats but had to look around for enough space for everyone. During mass some of our religious ed kids acted out the Christmas story. After some dropped toys and spilled puffs (thanks Hubby and Big Brother) our time was coming to a close. At the end of mass Santa came in and knelt in front of the nativity scene; it was a great reminder of why we celebrate, especially since we frequently get wrapped up in everything else that accompanies the real reason we celebrate.

Waiting for Mass to begin
Our little family

Big Brother showing Froggie some love

Merry Christmas from the kids!

     After some pictures we had to hunt down a broom and mini vacuum to clean up all of the puffs. Big Brother wanted to use the vacuum so we just brushed all the puffs towards him so he could sweep them up.

Cleaning up his mess

We're such a helpful group of adults… 

     when we got home we had some delicious dinner prepped by Hubby and I while Froggie slept. Then we decided to bake some sugar cookies for Santa. We let my sister's dog, Pheonix, wake Froggie up so she wouldn't miss the festivities. Once the cookies were in the oven we opened some gifts from my sister and her fiancé as well as some things from my mother. The kids got their Christmas jammies and everyone headed to bed for the night!

Christmas Eve dinner

Making Santa some cookies

Making Santa some cookies

Come on baby, wake up and bake cookies!

Making Santa some cookies

Opening some early presents

Opening some early presents

Snoozing in her Christmas jammies.

Snoozing in our Christmas jammies

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