Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Eve 2013

Christmas Eve did not exactly go the way I planned. At least it didn't start the way I planned.

Brad was coming home early. We were going to go to the Christmas Eve church service. Watch Christmas movies. Just enjoy the day.

Until I realized that Olivia hadn't pooped. Hadn't pooped in a few days and she was majorly uncomfortable about it. It was AWFUL! So instead of the day we planned we cancelled everything, we didn't get dressed, I called the doctor's office three times to talk to the nurse, and we tried to get Liv to poop so that we didn't have to spend Christmas in the ER since the nurse said if she didn't go then we'd have to bring her in.

Good news? She pooped! Bad news? One day she might hate me for posting about how she spent her first Christmas Eve.

Great news? We were still able to head to my Aunt's house for her annual Christmas Eve party!

Miss Livs and Haylie!

We started the gift exchange!  Olivia got to go first since she's the littlest!  Her present came from Lily!

Thankfully Preston was there to help her open her gift since she wasn't sure what was going on.

But once it was open she was all over that toy!  It was serious business!

Then it was Preston's turn!  His present was from Braydon!

Olivia decided to return the favor and help him open his.  Only he wasn't really feeling it.  She kept reaching and he kept scooting away!  Poor big brother!  He handled it like a champ!

Finally he gets to open his present in peace.

Liv's just going to watch from a distance.  Preston has all the best things!

He very nicely handed her some wrapping paper and ribbon when he was done.  Such a sweet boy!  And she was enthralled.

Preston drew Alyse's name!  He was so excited that he got to get her a present, she's one of his favorites!

Olivia was very busy deciding between her new toy and the ribbon Preston gave her.

While Preston tossed the football around with the boys!

My parents!

Preston having a good time with my Uncle Tony!

And then boxing it out with my Uncle Joe!

What's Christmas without some full on boy fun!

My Aunt and Uncle's dog seriously knows the coolest trick.  My Uncle pretends to shoot him and says bang bang and Rudy rolls over onto his back and convulses.  Every single time we go over there I ask him to do the trick.  It is just so hilarious! 

While we were downstairs Preston was upstairs with Trey.  Checking out the lizard.  He walked downstairs with it and came up behind me and I almost had a heart attack!  He LOVED it!

We got home late.  Which is pretty usual for Christmas Eve!

Preston got to say his good-byes to Elf the Elf.  He was so nervous to touch him and give him hugs.  I had to convince him a little bit.  Even then he held Elf for just a second and then set him back down real quick! 

Then Preston opened his Christmas Eve present.  He'd only been talking about doing it all day!

He got Lego Batman for the XBox from me and Brad!

Poor Livs missed out on all the fun since she'd already gone to bed.

We set out cookies for Santa.

Then Brad and Preston headed downstairs to read The Night Before Christmas.

It was bedtime!

Until I realized that we'd forgotten to sprinkle the reindeer food outside that Preston's teacher had given him to help guide the reindeer to our house.  So I ran downstairs to get Preston out of bed so we could head outside!  He was so excited! 

Then finally Preston really headed to bed for the night!

Brad and I were up late finishing wrapping presents.  Because apparently it's a thing in our house that every single year I wait until Christmas Eve to pull ALL of the presents out to be wrapped!  Ooops!

Hope we aren't the only ones who had a great Christmas Eve! 

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