Just a brief visit before heading to bed after Christmas Eve mass and Santa construction.
A day or so ago, we exchanged gifts with the McNamaras. Not the easiest task to get a picture of this group.
Thursday included a cookie party at Nolan's house. He's a preschool friend of Lainey and Rylee's and I'm now completely obsessed with his mom and her mad skillz in decor and creativity.
She read the little ones a Christmas book and then the kids tore into the cookies.
We toured her house......or nosily walked through it......it's a dream come true.
3 children (of 5) sleep in this room.
Seriously. I was speechless.
The party was enough.....but we were sent home with our own cokie decorating kit complete with cookies, icing and candy.
The party was a blast.
That evening......Eve Eve.....we went to the San Diego Zoo for their Jungle Bells party.
I feel the same way on the gondola, Jack. Believe me.
Why? Why can't our kids be normal?
The San Diego Zoo is ENORMOUS, in case you don't know. They even have escalators in some parts. Kids loved this.
This was just before I fell over backwards, holding Jack, into the pointsettas after telling the children not to touch them. My short dress didn't help the spectacle.
Merry Christmas, Zoo goers!
Oh, and that's Laine in the penguin hat at the bottom. Great shot, random stranger.
Mass was lovely tonight.
We returned for our usual Eve routine. But, this time Carter helped put together Santa gifts. Slight tears. A rite of passage in this house..........he's growing up.........it's fun and heartbreaking all at the same time.
Merry Christmas, dear friends. I hope you've been as blessed as we have.