|Yes, the girls and I are veiling at Mass now and I have been meaning to do a post on the reasons why, but haven't gotten around to it yet.|
|The children are opening their first gifts after Mass and before breakfast. Judah was napping away.|
|I am opening the gift Hannah got her dad and I.|
|This is the lunch box that I turned into a Lego box for Drew.|
|I glued a Lego plate to the inside lid and slid one in (removable) to hold his Legos.|
We got Judah a mini four square ball, Drew a lunch box of Legos and a couple extra Hero Factory pieces, Isaac a new Hero Factory guy and a Lego Batman clock, Hannah a Crochet book, and Genna a Playmobile mother/baby set. We did get them all the new Rush Revere book and a big four square ball to share as well. Of course, they received many other gifts from grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins in the mail that they were able to open that morning. They were all so grateful for all the gifts.
|Judah also got Grumpy Cat from his aunt and uncle because he loves kitties, but real ones rarely let him get close enough to pet them. He has started cuddling with it when I lay him in his crib.|
I got Brian a cribbage set because we just learned to play that this year, a C.S. Lewis book that he had lost and we plan to read together, and this frame for his Belgian Beer poster he got ages ago in Europe.
|He was even more thrilled when I suggest he hang it in the dinning room next to our Belgian wine bar.|
Brian got me some earrings and made me these amazing laundry basket holders to go in my almost finished new craft and laundry room!
|I labeled each basket with what goes in them and with how they get washed for the children's benefit. I have it all in a chart for them, but this seemed so much easier.|
|The "whites" basket is missing because it was service when I took this picture.|
We had a good nap and then headed to our neighbor and good friend's house for Christmas dinner. We had 16 kids and 7 adults and a full house. It was a lovely day!