This year for the second time in our marriage
We were home alone for Christmas.
It was Perfection.
I love the big family get togethers with the games and food and all nighters.
But somehow this topped them all.
In fact I think we just made a new Rimmasch family tradition.
This is how our holiday went down.
Chinese food by candlelight for Christmas Eve dinnerafter dinner crafts for the girls after dinner Star Wars extravaganza for the boys Baking and decorating cookies for Santa Christmas mouse visiting for the first time ever in WA and bringing new jammies and a note Daddy reading Twas the night before Christmas Opening the traditional teaser gift Setting out a plate and note for Santa and and his reindeer then Off to bed to wait for the Magic to happen
Christmas day we slept until 7am and then when the big kids could stand it no longer we grabbed the baby and went to see what Santa had brought.
But this year the kids had asked Santa to wrap their gifts and so he did.
They didn't think how this would prolong the waiting.
AHhh the agony!!
We took our time and read the Christmas story out of Luke and then the kids went to town. Each one loved everything they got and we didn't hear a single complaint or wistful wish that they had gotten something else.
It was really perfect.
Kippi and her skateboardRieken and his scooterKelten and his Mp3 player
Tiernen and his music table
The rest of the day...
The kids played with all the new stuff they got.
We made phone calls to family
Hung out with Uncle Ry and two cousins who popped in for an hour
Mommy and Daddy relaxed.
We ate fancy cheeses and cold meats for lunch
played and rested some more
For dinner Daddy made a delicious Christmas turkey with all the fixings
We topped it off with pie.
Christmas day ended with
The Beasties snuggled under the new blankets Grammy made them
a bowl of popcorn, and a family movie
Like I said total perfection.
I hope your Christmas was Perfect too.