Anyway, it was still a great night and I am so happy that we could make someone's holiday a little less lonely.
We started the evening with church. Delaney was totally confused because the last time she was in the 'big church' was Danielle's wedding. She said, "Wow Mommy, all these friends are here for Aunt D's weddin" (that's just how she says it too). We armed ourselves with popcorn, fruit loops, pretzels, lollipops and coloring books. The kids did a great job! At one point, during a quiet time, Delaney yells, "YEAH BABY" which then cracks everyone up around us. Then, during one of the carols, she tells my sister, "This song is really freaking me out". And yet another Delaney moment happened when the lights were coming back on and she yells, "Why is it daylight in here now?" Ugh....only Delaney.
This was before her angelic moment
But then she held a candle with Eric and looked totally angelic. That was a moment I will never forget. After church, we tried to get a family picture. Well, it didn't work out so well, but it is what it is.....
We got back to my parent's house, had chili and then let the little kids open their presents from my parents since my dad was going back on his trip in the morning. Brody was hilarious.... he opened the first present form my sister and when he saw that it was a huge truck, with little trucks inside, he wouldn't open anything else. Delaney, on the other hand, was so much fun to watch. She was loving life.
Maybe a different background..... nope, not so much.
Then I tried to get pictures of the kids, Delaney was all over it... Brody, not so much
Showing us her snowman
Ripping into them!
Danielle helping Brody.....
After presents, we put their new Christmas jammies that Santa's elves left (or if you ask Delaney, it was baby Jesus) and we poured them into the car bribing them with the thought of Santa coming.
In his jammies
We got home and Delaney really wanted to put cookies out for Santa. She wanted them on the ottoman so that he didn't miss them. They got into their beds and were so excited for the next day.
Eric and I got out all the 'goods' and finished wrapping everything. We went to bed around midnight and couldn't wait for the next morning either.
Tomorrow.... Christmas day!