Once school finally ended and the programs were over we started having a little fun. We always go look at Christmas lights, but this year we decided to step it up a notch. So we rented a limo with our friends and surprised the guys. They were super excited! We had a blast driving through the city looking at lights.
We got to my parent's house and had another good time. We let the kiddos open presents and then the adults opened presents. My mom made great food for the entire 24 hours.
We headed back to Bartlett for Christmas Eve services at Ellendale, a little more shopping at Five Below, and some wrapping. The boys and I wrap their presents to each other on Christmas Eve and I get ready for Christmas morning. Each guy comes to my room to wrap for the other brother. I looked over and Andrew was writing on Jack's package. It was the sweetest thing.
For the first time ever, we ran out of communion cups at church. I looked up and they were pouring cups with grape juice from a pitcher. I looked up and one of our deacons was coming down the aisle with a pitcher of juice. It made me laugh. Best Christmas Eve service ever. I made dinner after the service and Mimi, Tee, Fred and Renee all came over.
Mimi and Tee stayed the night and we asked the boys to sleep until 6:00am. I woke up about 5:50 am and crept into the kitchen to make coffee before the festivities began. The house was quiet except for Jack sneaking up behind me. He about scared me out of my mind. He, of course, thought it was hilarious.
We began opening presents. The boys had to play a game to figure out which paper belonged to which boy. We played that saran wrap ball game. They really had a good time.
The next morning (the 26th) I woke up and completely cleared the house of Christmas. In fact, I was taking our tree to the curb before breakfast. Done. We were just having a lazy day around the house and Jack went to play with his buddy. Before I knew it, Jack and Clayton were headed to the zoo to go ice skating.