Ada is really into doing things herself these days, so it took her a while to actually get the nightgown on.
Then, the kids enjoyed macaroni and cheese and mandarin oranges, and the adults ate grilled steak, sauteed mushrooms, baked potatoes, and salad. It was oh so good, though a bit chaotic. By the time we sat down to eat, the little ones were getting sleepy and fussy.
We ended the night at Ann's house, with Steven reading the Christmas Story to everyone. If you look to the left of the picture you will see that John also got in on the action. I didn't post a picture that included all of me in it because I was looking quite "large and in charge," if you know what I mean. I tend to be transparent on this blog, but I have my limits;)
Do ya'll know about the Jesus Storybook Bible? It's a must have!!
I'm out of order, but oh well. Here are the girls in their matching nightgowns with Aunt Sarah. Thank you, Ann, for carrying on the pajama tradition.
Ada doesn't do so well sleeping at the Barber's house, for who knows what reason (we predict that will change as she and Ellie get older. I imagine it will be quite fun to spend the night with Ellie), but we like to do Christmas Eve over there, so they can all open their gifts together. Oddly enough, there was a crazy wind storm going on all night long, so we had an especially bad night. It involved much waking up and various shifts in the sleeping arrangements, but we managed to squeeze in a few hours of sleep before morning.
I will be back tomorrow with a final Christmas post, and then I will continue with regularly scheduled blogging.
In the mean time, John is causing me so much back pain. Oh my word. Suggestions anyone? Sometimes it hurts so bad it takes my breath away. I am ready to drive myself to the hospital and get this baby out--too bad we've got six weeks to go.