It took me a little while to get pictures together, but yes, we did have a fun Christmas! It did sneak up on me just a bit, but everything turned out okay in the end.
On Christmas Eve, my parents came up a little after lunchtime. Everyone visited and I started baking for Christmas dinner. The little girls girls made their cookies for Santa. Secora chose chocolate chip and Sedona chose carrot cake cookies because she thinks Santa needs to be healthier. Sierra is in on the Santa bit, so she supervised/helped her sisters instead of making her own cookies. The carrot cake cookies were better than I expected, they just left out the pineapple.
We put the kids off on opening presents for a little bit, but as soon as dinner was over, they were chomping at the bit. Things were a bit modest this year because we know we have a lot of cash outflow coming up this spring, but the kids were still really happy with what they got.
The next morning, it was time to see what Santa stuffed in their stockings: