Alas, it was for naught, because the girl outlasted her parents, her excitement for Christmas too much to contain. And so they gave up and watched Dinotrux and Mommy wrote bad poetry to keep herself awake...
I hope all of you are having (or had) a wonderful Christmas Eve. We celebrated by starting out the day with french toast for breakfast and spent some time relaxing and watching National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (which isn't as child-friendly as we thought it was...oops!). I worked on getting my SOLOSHOT3 updated and ready for shooting, only to discover that apparently there are regular SD cards and micro SD cards. I bought the regular version when I apparently need the micro version. I mean, really, do we need SD cards that are smaller than a square inch? I imagine that I'll be buying about 87 of them because they will literally just disappear in our house, never to be seen again.
Late this afternoon, I headed out to see Nimo and give him some special treats and then we feasted on tuna casserole, peas, and rolls. Afterward, we did a partial gift exchange. (We'll open the bulk of the presents tomorrow.) Then I read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (twice at Gemma's request) and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas before we watched The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (the old animated version).
And now, we are just waiting for the child to go to bed, because it's 9:40 and that is theoretically past her bedtime...And by we, I mean me, because my husband crashed half an hour ago...Gotta love this season!