but, you probably already knew that.
rewind to sunday. actually saturday night. our church had “family services” all weekend. where the kids get to come in and distract everyone around them and our pastor just talks a lot louder and it’s cute and fun and christmassy and all that. :). anyhoooooo. we went to that. and i shoved anna into some striped tights and a skirt i made for her. and managed (sort of) one good picture of her cuteness. during the reception after the service. here.
we tried something new this year. we grouped the presents into different piles and opened them throughout the day. so after the first round, we cleaned up and had breakfast. then opened a few more. and more. and so on. i’m not sure if this worked better or not. i think it was nice to be able to stay on top of the mess. and to not have a gift free for all. but, i also think isaac was holding out hope that some amazing present was coming, and there really wasn’t. we saved things like puzzles and coloring books and games for the later in the day presents. i have a year to adjust and figure out a new plan.
my big gift. (besides a sweet new fancy pants camera and a trip to sew south sewing retreat in the spring). a fat quarter bundle of tula pink’s saltwater fabric. gina from the little general helped derek choose this. thank goodness he brought anna with him, so she knew who he was. 🙂
the rest of the day was filled with eating. derek’s family coming over. playing. cleaning. and collapsing into bed.
and merry christmas.