Christmas Memories: Christmas Eve

Day 24 of 25 Days of Christmas

The Weekend Housewife - Countdown to Christmas - Christmas Eve

Let me start off by saying this: Kids move FAST (especially these 4) when it comes to opening up their gifts. It gives me no time to worry about lighting and everything else that would produce a technically good photo. I am lucky to get what I get. They are also super grainy because I have my ISO cranked to make sure my photos aren’t super blurry. It doesn’t always work well. Anyway….

We celebrate Christmas with my Dad, Step-Mom Becky, my sisters Jennifer (and my niece Jordan) and Jessica (and her boyfriend Derek) and one of my Step-Brother Mike’s family. It’s always a fun time and Shawn has a great time playing with his cousins. There is usually a few tears throughout the evening but also a lot of laughter and funny conversation.

The Weekend Housewife - Countdown to Christmas - Christmas Eve

Shawn got some really get projects for us to work on together. Science projects and kits and this really near K’Nex Rollercoaster too. He will have a ton of fun this winter working on it all while we spend more time indoors.

The Weekend Housewife - Countdown to Christmas - Christmas Eve

It was also my niece Sofia’s 1st Christmas. Shawn and Sofia share the same birthday, so it brought back a lot of memories of Shawn’s 1st Christmas. We had a really great time with everyone this year. 🙂

When we got home it was off to bed for Shawn and this was the 1st time he actually had a super difficult time falling asleep. Past years he was able to go to sleep without a problem but as he’s aged, the anticipation of Santa coming and presents in the morning have really kicked in. I can’t tell you how many times I had to lay in bed with him and it wasn’t until Michael laid down him that he could finally go to sleep. I know that feeling all too well because I couldn’t ever sleep on Christmas Eve and even now as an adult, I have a difficult time too.

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