Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Tuesday, December 26, 2023, MN

Well, I survived another Christmas - not only survived but enjoyed.  The holidays are so much more relaxing these days as the girls are getting older and this year, all of us adults noticed the difference. 
After dinner on Christmas Eve, we played a dice game for our ugly sock exchange.  It was fun and we all ended up with a unique pair of socks.  During our gift exchange, the girls were more excited for all of us to see the gifts that they gave, rather than the focus being on them unwrapping.  That came, but there was much more excitement over giving this year and they were more willing to wait while others were opening gifts.  And the gifts they gave were thoughtful.  There was much trying on and modeling of the clothes that they received. 

Home from Christmas mass. Camille didn’t feel good so stayed home in her PJs.

Sock exchange

They liked the miniatures I made of the favorite stuffies, Bootsie & PupPup.

Christmas morning, they actually slept in until almost 7:30 and then quietly gathered to empty their stockings, sorted out the gifts under the tree from Santa and then waited for the adults to get up and get some coffee before opening - and then they drifted off to play with their stuff.  Charlotte’s PlayStation game of Minecraft and new controllers kept them occupied a good part of Christmas Day. We started a game of monopoly, then interest in that went away after having a snack and some of us played a few games of bowling on the PlayStation and others played board games.  Dinner was ham, scalloped potatoes, roasted green beans and asparagus and topped off with my Cranberry Cake with Hot Butter Sauce.

Christmas morning, waiting to open Santa’s gifts.

I didn’t get home until after 9:00 and was ready for the quiet and comfort of my little apartment once again