Christmas #2: Christmas Eve with Toby's Family
This year we made it easy on Toby's family and we drove to them for Christmas. (To be honest it was such a nice treat NOT cleaning our house around the holidays - but it sure does need it!) We left our house around nap time so the kids would get a good nap and that means that Ryder only slept for about 20 minutes but that didn't matter when we got there because the kids went crazy when they saw everyone. After we ate (and Uncle Reda got off work) we were ready for gifts. All I can say is that we are very lucky to have such a thoughtful and kind family. The kids where on overload and we have a TON of pictures because Aunt Laura was working her magic behind the camera (so get comfy because I couldn't stop adding pictures)!
Told you there was a lot of pictures!
The kids played with all their new toys until it was time to go home (around bed time) and they were asleep within minutes. We were home a little after 9:30pm and Paisley wanted to open her Christmas Eve gift from us (new Christmas PJ's - something we do every year). Ryder on the other hand was ready to go back to sleep.
Paisley was a little sad that she had to go to bed (at 10:00) because she really wanted to wear her new Christmas dress to church. (I almost let her go with me to the 11:00pm service but knew that would make my night even longer and her a little grouchy on Christmas.) She also knew that she wasn't going to get to wear it on Christmas because we had to be on the road to go to KC for Christmas with my Dad at the same time service started. So I promised her a new "Birthday Dress" to wear to church the weekend of her birthday. Only then would she finally go to sleep.