The girls woke up at a reasonable time today. They found a note and some crumbs that Santa left behind.
Then, they were ready to do the gift thing! But… we held them off with breakfast – eggs and potatoes.
Finally, it was time. They said good-bye to all their Advent calendars – the toilet paper Chrsitmas trees they filled with candy for each other, and the official Advent calendar they opened each morning for the activity. After this, they did stockings.
They opened gifts right after – karaoke machine, sewing machine, balls, p.j.s with matching doll p.j.s, and some other little stuff.
Jeremy continued his tradition of giving me jewelry from World Crafts. He did a good job picking out a necklace and earrings! Jeremy gifted me a weekend away this winter with him. We hope the snow continues, and we can take advantage of it on the slopes. We gave the girls a weekend trip to Columbus as well. Last year, we went because Madison had go to the mall on her Christmas list. It was a lot of fun, so hopefully, we will find a good time to do that.
The rest of the day was a loss for me. I went to bed right after lunch and slept and slept. Jeremy took the girls over to his mom’s to hang out with her, Jen, and Arturo. They came back to grab the crockpot supper I had started that morning. I stayed home and laid on the couch.
They all seemed to have a great Christmas day. For that I am thankful. I would rather be the one sick than one of the girls. A) I’ll get over missing some things. B) If one of them is sick, then an adult has to stay back too. I went to the doctor today – no flu, no strep… just a virus that comes with a super sore throat, aches, chills, fatigue, and a low grade fever. Madison was done with her virus in about 3 days; here’s hoping mine is short-lived, too. (I am at least awake and blogging, instead of chained to my bed with no energy.)