Pre-Christmas Celebration at Our House
Sam is diligently planning and writing out her plans on a napkin. As she said, "All great plans started out being developed on a napkin."
While they planned away, my husband caught me checking my ever present Blackberry.
Daughter Amy opened up her home for the Christmas holidays. Her home in the northern part of the state was located closer to Utah and the airport at DIA, so it seemed to be a better choice for the family gathering. She had a very full house of siblings, nieces and nephews and friends. Grandma and Grandpa stayed at a nearby hotel.
After dinner, the children played a few games, and then it was time for them to open one gift each. Each grandchild had a package under the tree from Grandma Sally. Inside of the look alike boxes were new Christmas pajamas. This little project, thought of just before Christmas turned out to be one that took some doing. Have you ever tried to find four pairs of matching boys pajama bottoms in sizes 16 to 10? Then, trying to find tops to match the bottoms was even more of a challenge.
|Mason with gift|
The surprise of it all was worth the challenge. I thought it would be so much fun to have all the grandkids in matching p.j.'s. Who knows when they will all be together for Christmas again. (Only six of seven grandchildren were there. One daughter and her daughter were not able to come over from Utah.)
I found the boys' pajamas, matching fleece bottoms at Penney's. I was afraid I'd never find matching tops, so I bought each boy new white t-shirts to wear just in case I could find tops. They ended up liking the t-shirt best anyway. I found the pajama's for the girls at The Children's Place.
|Opening the gifts|
|Grandma cleaning up the boxes|
|Regan and Hannah in their new p.j.s|
|My beautiful girls|
Amy, Hannah and Regan
|The good-looking boys|
Bridger, Parker, Atticus and Mason
|Aunt Amy, Parker, Atticus, Hannah, Regan|
|Checking Santa's whereabouts|
The kids and the adults all agreed that Christmas morning gift opening would begin at 7:00 a.m. Then, the kids were all off to bed. The adults got out Trivia Pursuit, and Grandma Sally and Grandpa Jim went back to the hotel.
I will write more about Christmas in another post.