We had a quiet christmas here at home. We had our Christmas Eve on Christmas day so Stephen could have the whole day off with the boys. With the boy's help we made a big breakfast of biscuits, eggs, and bacon. We had dinner with good friends and a relaxing day together. My favorite part of Christmas Eve was Davy grabbing a dishtowel and drying dishes while I washed. He told me "I wanted to do this as your Christmas present." He stuck it out for six or seven dishes. We talked a lot about doing service for christmas in preschool so it was fun to hear him do something weeks later spontaneously.
Little Danny decided Christmas Eve was the perfect time to be a restless sleeper. He woke up six or seven times and around five I woke up stephen to take a turn. They ended up sleeping on the floor by the Christmas tree which would have been more charming if we weren't all so sleepy. We took turns opening stocking presents and a few gifts and stopped to have breakfast. It was great to have a leisurely morning and the kids were really fun. Davy was excited to give a flashlight to Stephen, penance for the dozens he has broken over the last few years. He also loved his fireman outfit and slept in it that night. It is ridiculously charming.