The kiddos played like crazy all day long with all their new toys. Liam loved his new batcave and also his firehouse and firetruck and Kate went absolutely nuts over her new American Girl doll (named Lily, of course) and all the accompanying accessories. They crafted with new gifts, played board games and wore themselves out. It was so fun.
Patrick and Jillian joined us for a wonderful xmas dinner as well. We fed the kids and put them to bed and then the adults enjoyed a late grown up meal followed by cocktails and board games into the late hours. It was a GREAT and laughter-filled evening, save for the short sullen brood that Maggie went into when Nick pushed her competitive buttons during a heated game of Cranium (I still beat him - ha). Seriously, though, it was a fantastic day! My mom and dad, by the way, finally made it to Rochester, NY to be with Rin and her crew for Xmas after many MANY an airport delay and "gerfuffle" as Dad would say.
We hope you had as blessed and merry a Christmas as we did! Much love to all!