We left bright and early Christmas Eve day and drove 9 hours to my parents’ house in Ohio. The kids did pretty darn well considering we only stopped once for lunch. The DVD player we had installed in the van 2 years ago that we’ve never really used did come in quite handy this trip!
We made it to my parents’ in time to eat dinner, get dressed, and head to church. Again, the kids were great during the service. My mom and niece entertained Lindy the whole time and I held Will. He was whispering, “What’s that?” and it was so cute. It’s nice to know he knows how to be quiet when he needs to be!
Christmas morning was a lot of fun with four little kids. Santa found all the kids in Ohio. My sister, her husband, and her two kids were here (Hayley is 6 and Rylee is 1). We opened gifts, had an awesome prime rib Christmas dinner, and rocked out to Band Hero on Christmas Day.
And of course we headed out this morning for some after Christmas sales! I got the kids their own little Christmas trees to decorate next year, can’t wait!
The kids found their last chocolate in their countdown calendars on the car ride to Ohio. Opening one gift on Christmas Eve. Santa presents for Lindy and WillThe kids waiting on the steps. Will wasn’t much into waiting though. Can you find Lindy and Will in all those presents?! The kids checking out Elmo. Rocking on the Band Hero drums. Nana and Papa’s house means treats we don’t normally get at home! White doughnuts and cheetos!