Christmas Eve: We woke up, got our stuff loaded into the car - kids, presents, food contributions - to head to Jeff's parents' house. The minute Jeff put the car in reverse to leave the driveway, Selah put her breakfast in reverse, if-you-know-what-I-mean. It was the first time she'd ever thrown up and I'm sure the looks on our faces were priceless! Anyway, she spent the weekend sleeping. We went on to see Jeff's family and had a great time. Much food was consumed and many lovely presents were given and received. I didn't take pictures because 1) I forgot the camera out in the car and 2) I had an increasingly heavy toddler sleeping on me most of the time.
I do have a picture, though, of after we got home. Joe's favorite gift of the day was a tool kit, complete with hardhat, suspenders and safety goggles.
We also continued a family Christmas tradition of watching the original How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and the German tradition of opening one gift on Christmas Eve. It's a running joke now that it's always their new pajamas.
|Yes, Joe is still wearing his safety goggles.|
|For Selah, we just polished up the kids' outgrown Little People.|
|Kaity with her Phineas & Ferb magazine|
|Joe, assembling Legos from his big sister.|
|Selah, on her new tricycle from Grammie and Bobba! "No, Selah, don't text and drive!"|
|Star Trek salt and pepper shakers! Sweet.|
|Bobba with Selah, who was still sleeping.|
|My big brother Stuart with his sweetie pie, Tara.|