Tried my best to keep children from bouncing through the ceiling. (Remember that scene from Mary Poppins where they visit the quirky uncle who can't stop laughing and then they all get giggling so hard that they are literally bouncing off the ceiling? That was us on Christmas Eve morning.)
Slave worked 'em all for an hour or two so Santa had tidy quarters whereupon he might leave his loveliness.
Loaded up and headed to the matinee, Tangled. Love, love, loved it. I even loved Claire climbing all. over. and bribing her to stay on my lap by saying (every two minutes), "Oh! Santa's watching!" Worked every time. I also loved holding Ryenne's hand and sharing popcorn and the look of sheer joy on Kate's face (like she was going to laugh right out loud) as the movie ended. Took a picture in my mind so I wouldn't forget.
Went to the dollar store to buy white elephants and dollar gifts for the girls to exchange with cousins. Found some good ones. Went to the dirty, musty dollar store bathroom/cleaning closet three times in ten minutes because everyone had to go. Everyone. Glad they had a bathroom, even if it was super yucky.
Arrived at Grandma's house with all the cousins. Hooray!
Yummy food. Great company.