Our families were very kind and still came over like scheduled. I know the kids appreciated having family around to do their traditional gift exchanges. They look forward to seeing reactions on the little things they buy or make for everyone (and of course, love opening gifts). The girls performed at mass and I was told they sounded beautiful (yes, I was one of the casualties Christmas eve). We tried something new this year and discovered Santa did not appreciate the milk we left for him. I guess he doesn't have a taste for soy yet ; ), but he did leave some pretty cool things under the tree and in the stockings.
I intended this week to be low key and a break for the kids before the start of our Term 2, but it has turned right down necessary so we can be 100% by next week. So there has been a lot of this:
|waiting around Christmas Eve|
|resting and sleeping|
|combined the family got 15 new books as presents, six of those for my oldest : )|