At 4:00 on Christmas day we arrived at my parents. There were presents to open, such good food to eat (the formal Christmas dinner), cousins to play with, and relaxing.
A quick picture before we left. In the fresh-fallen snow!!!!!
And her sparkly dress
did this when she entered.
She held tight to her doll all day long.
There were soft gifts and book gifts...
and teenage gifts too!
And this! A new novel about "ma" Little House on the Prairie from her perspective...
and then it's pjs and time to leave.
This is what the end of Christmas day looks like to me. It is bitterly cold but that makes twinkle lights prettier I think.
And just when I think I might be sad, I know what's coming... a week of basking a whole week of nothing.
Like sleepovers with Noel.
lots and lots and lots of singing
The little girls vs the Dads vs the big girls
New Year's Eve was Mass (Abigail sang again) followed by fireworks in Hartford
with cake and new games at home.
For sure one of the best weeks of the year!