Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Eve 2012

For Christmas Eve, we drove down to Jason’s cousins’ house, just like we did 2 years ago.  That was the last time we’d been, so Meredith had never been, and Russell didn’t remember it.  Kasey and Tony’s girls, Anna and Renee, are 6 and 4.  Russell really enjoyed playing with them.

When we got there around 1, most everyone was congregated in the kitchen (isn’t that how it always goes?) and Meredith went upstairs to take her nap in her pack-n-play. (Russell now only needs a nap 1-2 times per week, so we let him skip.)


Russell and the girls went up to the upstairs playroom.  I had brought a few of his cars (of course – they are always in my bag) and had him take them upstairs.  He ran up and excitedly told them, “I’ve got CARS!”  They didn’t seem impressed Smile


A game of Candy Land was started.  Russell had never played and quickly lost interest.  It was just as well – Renee had never played either and didn’t particularly like it when things didn’t go her way Winking smile Better to get away from the drama, Russell!


He decided to sit with me and play cars instead!


Meredith woke up at about 3:30.  When she got acclimated, we decided to open presents – but not before the kids had watched the train go around the tree several times!



Russell got some cars (of course):


Meredith LOVED this vanity from Kacki’s sister, Aunt Nancy. (We have to specify because we have 3 aunt Nancy’s!)  Meredith spent at least 20 minutes putting lipstick on, combing her hair, putting on blush/powder, and taking the bracelet on and off.  She knew just what to do – she tries to get into my makeup every morning, so she is thrilled to have her own!  It was precious!


What a fun Christmas Eve!  We were home and the kids in bed by 8:30 – ready for Christmas!

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