We had a lovely Christmas. We have three celebrations, really; one with Seth's family on Christmas Eve, Christmas morning at home, then a third on Christmas afternoon with my family. It makes for two very fun and full days, which of course led to this on the way home both nights:
There is something really sweet and special about driving home in the dark with a car full of sleeping kids. I absolutely love it!
I didn't make too many gifts this year - pajamas for each of the kids, cloth napkins for their stockings, and a couple of other gifts. Ever since telling myself a couple of years ago that just because I can make gifts doesn't mean I have to, Christmas has seemed a bit simpler. I love making gifts, but putting that expectation on myself had become a bit of a burden, so it's more freeing to feel like I have a choice! =)
Besides their stockings, the kids each got one present from us, something they really wanted or that we thought they would really like. I think we chose well!
Poor Toby didn't get a lightsaber like the big boys (he got a boring blanket), but apparently he should have - he loves them, too!