Thursday, December 24, 2009
Christmas Eve 2009
This Christmas Eve we spent the evening celebrating at Nana and Pops house (my parents). It was a great night with family friends, new neighbors and the regular family crowd of cousins, aunts and uncles all around.
The food was fantastic and plentiful! Aunt Judy brought her famous "Hurl dip", that as always hits the right spot. Lucas was just looking forward to eating "orange chips" (Doritos) and got much more than he bargained for with all the cookies, chips, crackers, and other finger food he could reach. Don made his Oreo cheesecake again, and my mom filled out all the main food including pot stickers and some yummy bbq beef sandwiches!
Most of the night, the kids were out of site playing with one another, the boys happy for any opportunity to play with their cousin Reagan. We would see them come around the kitchen when they wanted another handful of food, or help Nana cook some more food, but it was so great to catch up with all the other adults while the kids occupied each other.
Soon it was time to watch the kids open their presents. Of course they were thrilled with the cool little skaters and marshmallow shooters they had received. After the presents came a quick sugar rush and Pops seemed to be right in the center of it all. All four kids were climbing up his standing body and doing somersaults off him. Soon enough, it just turned into plain ole wrestling and before the boys (or Pops) got hurt one way or another, we wrangled them up and headed out the door. After all, tomorrow was a big day!