Bridget claims she was up for HOURS Christmas morning before she finally came into our room at 6:20 and asked if we could open presents. I was going to make her wait until 7:00, but Brian was weak. They woke up the brothers while I plugged in the tree and got the camera ready.
I can't stand how much I love this photo. He told Grandpa Harold later that he got to page four in Harry Potter. :)
Analy got a dog! She was pretty stoked.
We went to church, which is really my favorite about Christmas on Sunday. What better way to remember what it's all about? I accompanied a violin duet on the piano and had a harrowing moment when the last page of the piece floated off the piano and out of my reach while I was on the second page. I had to choose a spot to stop playing, stand up and get the last page, sit down and figure out where the violins were and start playing again. It all worked out, of course. Some people didn't even notice me stand up. An advantage of being so short. ;)
After church we went to Brian's parents house to open presents from them, show off the kids' favorite gifts, eat, and visit.
Bridget brought her ukulele to show Grandma and Grandma sang and played a little song.
The kids got mini drones from Grandma and Grandpa. Yay!
Daddy was behind this gift, I think. :)
Colin brought his pixel art (so many little pieces!!!) and Grandpa set up a card table for him.
We got to see and talk to Cousin Janessa on her mission in Peru! She and her companion sang us a Christmas song in Spanish.
Even though we were exhausted, I had to finish this house before Christmas Day was over. Colin would help me when his drone was charging, then run downstairs and fly it with Dad and Bridget and Emil. Emil's box of Legos has the most possible wheels and he likes to do his own thing, so it was just right for him. Emil asked Colin to build the house with the garage first so he could park his yellow car in it. :)
I got a waffle iron from the boys! We had waffles with raspberry syrup for Christmas breakfast. Brian gave me a Wonder Woman suitcase and Bridget gave me an electric pencil sharpener (nailed it!). It was the best - no one was sick this year, my favorite gift of all.