After we got home Heather read us “Twas the Night before Christmas” and we let the kids open up PJ’s and a book. It was pretty hard to get them to go to sleep. Nammy had a little dancing candy cane in their bedroom that played a wiggly song, and all the kids were jumping on the bed with the candy cane. I ended up sleeping with them in their bed so I could turn them around, keep the covers on them, try and pin them down during the night. I think I almost like Christmas Eve more than Christmas.
James finally got to open up the present with the race car tied to the package. He as been speculating all week about what is inside this one! HEather got the sewing machine she wanted, little autumn got a vacuume cleaner that she graciously shared with her brother.
After breakfast at Grannies we took a little nap, and then went to Dorothy’s. She had candy and crackers for all the kids to make gingerbread houses, then Christmas dinner, read the scriptures, and open presents. It was nice to get all the Turner’s together at least once while we were there. Doug got to spend some time over at greg and Katie’s at night, but I did not want to impose with the kids, so this was really the only time I got to see them. We were able to see a little bit more of Kent and the girls.
We were able to take the brood over to say hi to Don. Don took doug out to eat and gave him a Jar-Jar Binks mask to carry on the tradition of goofy Christmas presents (like the framed autographed picture of Chris Tucker).
Anjie with her grandson - I can't believe they are now grandparents!!!!