On Christmas Eve we went to Dave's aunt and uncle's home for the annual Christmas party. The boys loved getting to see all of our family there and also the fun gifts that Dave's aunts got them. It was really lovely getting to catch up with Dave's cousins and aunts and uncles. We love this party ever year and Uncle Bill even sang some songs for us (and somehow got me to sing with him for a couple...). Liam of course joined in with the music and danced along. :) Dave's cousin Stephanie and her boyfriend and his aunt Patty played some card games with the boys too which they loved.
After we got home, the boys all got in their Christmas jammies and put out the fresh Christmas cookies that we made that day for Santa. Then Dave read our Christmas stories that we read every year. We read the Christmas story in Luke, we read Twas the Night Before Christmas, and a Nativity book. The boys were so excited for Christmas morning and they couldn't wait to get to bed!
After they were in bed, we got everything ready and Dave and I watched a little bit of a Christmas movie with some egg nog before collapsing into bed ourselves. I was getting over a nasty cold and still wasn't feeling myself so I was especially tired. We couldn't wait for the morning!
Reading our stories...this is one of my favorite traditions! We also sang some Christmas songs together.
The boys helped me make another batch of peanut butter blossoms for Santa and the put them out along with carrots for the reindeer. Peanut butter blossoms are "Santa's" favorite in our house. :)
Smiley is all ready for Christmas. He flew back to the north pole after Christmas and won't be back till next year. I kind of miss him. :)