I don’t know about you but I really really enjoyed having the Christmas holiday on a Sunday. Mr. Dunbar was off “early” on Friday, we had all day Saturday to celebrate with the Dunbar side, all day Sunday to celebrate with my side, and then we still had Monday off. Hip Hip Hooray for that!
Anywho… in keeping with an effort to record our holidays, here are a few (or a lot) of shots from our weekend.
After Grandmas house it was nap time and Church. The boys were much too wired and did not go to sleep, so we wavered back and forth on going to the 2pm service or the 4pm service. Finally, at the last minute we decided to go to the 2pm service. Well, when you get to church late on Christmas Eve, you’ve got to sit in overflow… which sort of sucks. But it worked to our advantage because the boys were restless and the drinking fountain that was right behind us was instant entertainment until the boys got to go up on stage and hang their Christmas ornament.
Christmas Eve night is always spent at Auntie Marian’s house. Who doesn’t host parties when their 100?? She did all of the dishes and wouldn’t let anyone help with that.
The kids sitting around waiting for Santa to show up. The adults were “tracking him” on their phones.
Santa was totally sober. (Long story.)
Part Two, Christmas Chaos, Christmas Morning
Monkey was out of bed at 6am. I was already up nursing the baby and Monkey bursts in and says, “Mommy, Santa came. He came and I thought to myself, should I open all of my presents now? Or should I wait. And I thought to myself, waiting would be the right thing to do.”
Bogie kept saying, “I got a box. I got a box!” I think he meant he got an Amazon box, but who knows. He was thrilled with each thing.
Craziness, yes. Wonderful, yes.
Part 3, Christmas Chaos, Grandma and Papa’s
My mom always puts on a wonderful spread of food. This was lunch when we got there.
You can’t see them, but inside are tamales. YUM!
Bogie singing his Christmas song.
Merry Merry Christmas 2011.