'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Christmas Eve at the Walker Home
'Twas the night before Christmas
And all through the house
Not a creature was stirring
Not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there
The children were nestled all snug in their beds
(or in this case, the couch, at 4:30 in the afternoon)
While visions of sugarplums danced in their heads.
After a dinner of cheese tortellini (maybe we are making a new Christmas Eve tradition?) requested by Jaina, the kids opened up their new Christmas PJ's. Jayce likes his so much, in fact, that I am typing this on the morning of Dec. 26th and they are STILL on. I think I may have to convince him to wash them today!
I am so thankful to have my Mommy living by me. I know she misses my brothers and their girlfriends and my nephews terribly, though. Maybe one Christmas we can all be together :)
Before we went to bed, the kids picked out cookies to leave Santa. Cookies, plus chocolate milk, plus a chocolate mint stick, plus celery and carrots for the reindeer. And then Jaina ran back to her room to get this letter:
Wow. Don't you just love it when your kids change their wish list at the LAST MINUTE? But I wasn't too concerned about Jaina's possible disappointment on Christmas Morning. The gifts that Santa chose to bring had been on her list for months and we did remind her that she has a birthday in 5 months. And that there was no way in the world that my 7 year old would be getting a laptop before *I* did :)
The children were asleep just a few minutes after tucking them into bed (thank goodness because I was worried Jayce's impromptu nap would keep him up for hours!). All the gifts had already been wrapped except for the DSi game systems, so I didn't have too much to do. My mom and I sat on the couch and watched a movie until going to bed at 11 PM.
Christmas morning to come....