We just got back from a fun long weekend in Indiana with Kent's family. We ate a lot, did a little shopping, played a game or two (do crazy eight's and war count in the game total?) hung out with family, and opened a lot of presents!
The kids were great at waiting to open presents, but when we were all getting settled, they did start to get impatient..."can't we start opening YET?"
Once we gave the go-ahead, the kids were very single-minded in their goal to open everything and see everything as fast as possible...
...except for Jesse. He was very single-minded about getting each toy out and playing with it before moving on to the next present.
As you can see above, the other kids are long done opening their things, and Jesse is still on one of his first presents. (Oh yeah, and you can also see the apparent wrapping paper bomb that went off!)
We had fun boxing with the Wii again. Except this time Meredith got a chance to test out her skills.
It's been a few years since we've gone to Indiana so close to Christmas, and we were really glad that we did. It was so nice to see everyone and celebrate together. Jim and Bev, we'll see you in a few short weeks! (I must say that I'm not sad that it won't be us making the 6-hour drive then!)