We had a lovely Christmas up in Maine. The boys were incredibly excited to see their grandparents, see Santa Claus, and open presents.
Christmas Eve, we went to Eric's grandparents' house. Santa usually makes an appearance there, and Asher kept running from the front door to the back door to the window to see if he was there yet.
|Pepere and Asher|
|Memere and Benjamin|
|Charlotte by the tree. She was posing and looking adorable.|
The adults had a Yankee Swap, and Asher selected everyone's gift for them, carried gifts over, and exchanged gifts for everyone. He also picked up all the wrapping paper. It was adorable and helpful!
At home, we put on our Christmas pajamas, and I had to convince Asher to go to sleep. He wanted to wait up all night to see Santa again! Instead we left Santa a glass of milk and a brownie.
|Our family. No cooperation from our children.|
That night, their cousins came over for a big Christmas dinner and opening the rest of their presents.
|the boys' big gift- a bounce house for our house!|
|Memere, Charlotte, and Benjamin|
|all the cousins|
Since Christmas, Charlotte got sick, Memere got bronchitis, and Eric's brother and our sister-in-law had their baby- a boy named Chandler, born on December 27. Now Eric's parents have 8 grandchildren! Unbelievable.
I told the boys we're in detox now that we're home. They asked what detox meant. I told them- only 1 dessert a day. But they seem to be adjusting well, and their appetites (for non-dessert items) have returned. They're sleeping well with less excitement in their lives!
Christmas is fun- but exhausting. Good thing I have a whole year to recuperate!