Henry checked the Santa Tracker app on my phone more than a few times before tenderly setting out the milk and cookies. Bedtime is never that difficult, but my was it silky smooth on Christmas Eve. The morning went as anticipated, Henry had a great time tearing open his gifts and also took joy in helping Piper open hers, and soon we were awash in paper and requests for Daddy to build the Legos. Unlike last year, Henry came up for air and had something to eat, which was wise. A long day of stimulation and playing was ahead.
Piper was a great sport as well, allowing more than a few pictures in her holiday dress before descending into tears at being propped up. Henry had a great time playing with Bella out at Randy and Kelly's, ate a well rounded Christmas dinner, and then promptly fell asleep on the ride home, clutching a cement mixer.
The prime rib was buttery tender and the company as jovial and welcoming as always. Busy lives keep getting in the way of seeing all these good people more often.
Full set of Christmas photos here.