None of our pictures turned out very well from Christmas--there wasn't enough light and then I turned on the flash and got red eye. So thank god for black and white photos, they look so much better!
Our Christmas eve was very mellow, we just got Chinese food and the kids hadn't taken naps so they were in bed pretty early. Brendan and I put Christmas presents under the tree, filled stockings, and watched TV. I was in bed by ten.
The next morning we slept in until 7!! Brendan and I were actually up before the kids were, which NEVER happens. Ingrid was all excited to see presents from Santa, even though they were wrapped in our wrapping paper and she watched me put them under the tree. That girl WANTS to believe! She opened her stocking and was like "Santa has our same wrapping paper! Cool!" Even though I've told her many times that Santa's not real, this year she has chosen to believe. There is apparently nothing I can do about it.
The kids played with their toys and we ate cinammon rolls and lounged the morning away. I cleaned, getting ready for our family to come. It was definitely the last party we will have until Ingrid's birthday in May. We had three big get togethers the past month, which was just too much! I was pretty glad when everyone left, I just sighed a huge sigh, poured a huge glass of wine, and said hooray for Christmas being over.
We took down our tree the next day.
Now we are back to normal, except both kids have pink eye. We generously gave it to our neighbor's kids, too, so at least they can come over and play without us worrying too much about spreading it around. We have another long weekend and then back to for real normal on Wednesday when Brendan goes back to work and Ingrid is back in school. Ahhhh, new year! What will it bring?