We all had a great time with Appetizers on Christmas Eve night at Aunt Lori and Uncle Chris's house. The adults all visited and ate while the kids watched the movie Polar Express. Then as the night got late, we checked where Santa was located and when we discovered he was in the US we decided it was time to head back to Grandma and Grandpa's house to get the cookies and milk out and get to bed. E was frantic about getting home in time and K kept telling her that he saw Rudolph in the sky.
The kids finally settled into bed, and when Jon and I decided it was time to get to bed ourselves, we checked for Santa one more time and we discovered that he had arrived in the very city we were located so we jumped into bed and went to sleep.
The next morning we were jolted awake by three crazy excited kids. It was 6:45 AM but we do owe a lot to Grandma Carol because they were up at 3 AM, then 3:30 AM, and then 6 AM. She finally unleashed them on us at 6:45 AM. A was still sound asleep however so she needed to be awoken. She did not seem to mind.
After Santa gifts, and Mom and Dad gifts, the kids played and played and played all morning. Then went the cousins arrived, we had gift session number 2. As always, it is fun to watch the kids get so excited about gifts and Christmas. We had such a great time visiting and celebrating with Jon's family this year.