Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

We spent Christmas Eve with Grandma and Grandpa Marshall and Aunt Hillary at their house where Santa came early!

First we had a delicious ham dinner with all the trimmings. Owen devoured his ham and sat so nicely at the table while we all ate (including Vivi who had a 3-oz bottle). After dinner we made our way over to the family room to start on the gifts. Santa was so good to everyone! We had fun opening presents. Owen LOVED his bulldozer and wouldn't let it out of his sight the rest of the night after opening it. He also loved his Lightning McQueen bedspread from Aunt Hillary which will be so perfect for his big boy room.

We finished up around 9pm and headed home to get the kids to bed and finish up the rest of our preparations (a.k.a. putting together of complex toys!) before we could hit the hay. Vivi had a bottle with Daddy while Mommy put Owen to bed and then the fun began. Ben had put together Owen's kitchen a few days before which was a good move on his part since the big gift (from Santa Gma and Gpa Marshall) had a way to go even though Ben had started it already. He brought it up from the basement and we spent the next hour and 1/2 finishing it up. Then we made sure the camcorder and DSLR were charged.

We climbed into bed at midnight so excited to see Owen enjoy his 3rd Christmas (and Vivi her first which we knew she'd probably sleep through!). :)

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