It has been a very relaxing Christmas vacation at the circus house. My sister in law and her family came in to town the evening of the 23rd. We had too much fun making cupcakes for the kids for baby Jesus’ bday party on Christmas night. She is an awesome trooper. She happily obliged my request to roll out 19 baby Jesus figurines out of marshmallow fondant at 10:00pm. Seriously, worlds best sister in law.
Christmas Eve was low key. We did a gingerbread house with the kiddos. Which was a mess. I think it remained standing for all of 2 hours before it collapsed on itself. But, we had fun and that was the idea.
Scott and I took our nephews to the playground for a little while so we could have some time alone with them. Then the girls went with my sister in law to Nana’s to do a little cooking, while I grabbed a shower and tidied up the house.
Then it was church in evening and Scott and I started wrapping Christmas presents at 9pm on Christmas Eve.
Christmas Day we lived in our PJs. My parents, Scott’s parents and Scott’s sister and her family came for the day. We opened presents in the morning. And then spent the day in our pjs hanging out and playing. In the evening we enjoyed lasagna for dinner and Jesus’ birthday cupcakes for dessert.
My brother and his kids were supposed to come for dinner and to spend the night, but the kids got sick and weren’t up to traveling. I missed them immensely.
Since Christmas, the low key easy going status quo has continued. I can’t believe Scott only has 3 days left of vacation and the kids and I only have a week. I am loving the break.