K had to work yesterday until evening so the girls and I went over to my parents house for a simple dinner. I dressed them up for the heck of it and the big balls my parents got for the girls were a hit.
He got home at bedtime so he got the girls into their Christmas Eve jammies and much to our surprise, they went to sleep almost immediately. The rest of the evening was spent blowing up inflatable toys and rearranging the living room in prep for Christmas morning. Everything the girls already owned was taken out of the room and replaced with the Christmas tree and new toys.
K and I opened our presents for each other and had a quiet Christmas Eve. I got a waffle maker that I'll never have to use! You see, whenever K makes a nice breakfast, he includes pancakes. I don't much like pancakes, but I like waffles. So he got me a waffle maker so that HE could make me waffles! I got him a Doctor Who tardis lunch box because he's been brown bagging his lunch a lot.
K had to go into work for an hour this morning because the animals in a pet store still need to eat on holidays. He left around 6:30am, and as he was pulling out of the driveway, Teeny Tiny woke up crying. She's been waking up often the last couple of weeks because of a hacking cough and getting stuffed up. So I got her diaper changed and rocked her back to sleep. Then I went back to bed and the next thing I know, K is waking me up because my parents have arrived. Mom and Dad were kind enough to do our laundry last night so we now have clean clothes again. Yay! The washer and dryer will theoretically be installed tomorrow but I've given up on actually counting on things this time of year so I appreciate my parents helping out with things like this. That's how it is with them, they help out where they can without being all intrusive in our lives. They're pretty swell.
I told my parents that the girls will probably finish breakfast and be set loose on the gifts around 9:30-10am because that's their usual schedule. But it was 10am and the girls were still asleep! K made us all a wonderful breakfast (including waffles and eggs benedict for me, I'm totally spoiled) and we were pretty much able to eat our entire meal before the girls woke up around 10:45am. They NEVER sleep in that late! It's just too bad that K had to get up so early for work, it would have been nice to let him sleep in like that. Oh well.
So the girls had their breakfast and we set them free in the living room to watch what would happen. They scrambled over to the present pile and each took one of their new puppy pals and got down to playing. I had my video camera set up just running in the corner of the room so sometime in the future I'll be able to check out the video and save whatever pieces I want. I like that I captured it all.
After doing some playing with the unwrapped toys, I went to sit on the floor and encouraged them to rip the paper on the wrapped things. We never sat and focused on unwrapping any presents, just when they would come over to me, I'd help them rip a little more paper.
My folks left to visit my brothers family about 12:30 and very shortly thereafter the girls started showing tired signs and seemed to need a nap. They had only been awake for about 2 hours, but they went straight to sleep. They've now been asleep for about 2 hours and should be awake any time. My brothers family will probably come over this evening for pizza and no, I'm not getting dressed! Christmas is a day for jammies.
The only bad thing is that it appears that the cold that was clearing up is swinging back around, possibly starting all over again. It was a bit snottier this morning than I would have liked, but it certainly wasn't a Christmas killer so I'm happy! The rest of the day will be spent with Doctor Who and more playing with new toys. My first enjoyable Christmas!