On Chirstmas Eve we packed up the kids, my nephew, my sister, and parents and went out to a late lunch (at a restarant... aren't we brave!) before mass. After mass everyone came back to our house for the Ward/Taylor/Kirby Christmas party. We had lots of fun with our very over-stimulated little ones.
We started the night singing 'Happy Birthday' to Baby Jesus and enjoying the cupcakes that Kirsten made.
Then the children thoughly enjoyed opening all the gifts!
There was lots of robot making...
... and paper tearing (Luke got the hang of this very quickly :)
Silly Mimi was worried that the boys would not be excited about all the outfits and pj's she bought them. She was wrong.
Wardrobe change #1
Somehow I didn't get a picture of wardrobe change #2 (when Danny immediately stripped off his clothes to sport his new Batman pjs) or of wardrobe change #4 (into new Elmo pjs for the night). BUT wardrobe change #3 was really the highlight!
Both Matt and Danny were very excited about the new undies they received. So excited, that they each immediately put them on. All of them. (They each got a 4-pack.) ...And there was no reason to waste any time undressing...
Kirsten was simply thrilled with her new Hannah Montana bike!
The night ended with setting out a snack for the "Big Guy" and somehow, the kiddos eventually fell asleep (wish I could say the same for the parents!)