After our day at Chula Vista I thought the kids would sleep late, but that was a no go. I think it was partly due to them being kids but mostly due to it being Christmas Eve. It was a difficult day for Angela, having to wait to open a couple of presents, but the boys seemed to do okay. We relaxed and watched a movie. For dinner we did make your own pizzas and had ice cream sundaes for dessert. The kids each got to open their Christmas jammies, and they got a new book called A Snowman Named Just Bob. It was pretty fun watching Grandpa Bob read about a snow man named Bob.
Christmas Day was a wonderful time for everyone. Santa brought the kids some fun presents. Angela got a Fur Real dog, Connor got a large Bumblebee transformer and Emeric got a roller coaster. After opening stockings we enjoyed a breakfast of breakfast casserole and orange rolls. We then spent a lot of time opening and enjoying all of our different presents. Dinner was a wonderful prime rib (thanks to Dad and Brian), cheesy potatoes and a pomegranate pecan green salad. Then we had gobs of pie for dessert (apple, berry, eggnog custard and pumpkin).
Christmas was a joyous occasion sharing all the new fun and remembering Christs birth. But we did have a bit of sadness as we missed seeing all the rest of our family.
Sunday and Monday we relaxed and played with toys and my parents. Tuesday the Grandparents took the kids and I out to McDonald's. I don't normally splurge on Happy Meals so Connor thought it was fun to get one with Grandpa. After an early dinner we dropped them off at the train station. We all seem to be getting better at good-byes because none of us had any huge tears. Now the count down is on until we get to see family again.