Christmas Eve

We treated Christmas Eve like Christmas morning in our house.

This little guy enjoyed some hot chocolate while we waited for his sisters to wake up.

Time for breakfast!

This year, as Heidi's kindergarten class has been doing everything gingerbread, we did gingerbread pancakes. (As I was making them, Aaron looked over and said, "What are those supposed to be?" whereas Heidi took one glance and shouted, "Those are great gingerbread men, mom!")

Heidi gave hers a scarf (and took this photo).

With full bellies, we migrated to the living room.

The kids have been stashing presents for each other under the tree all month: crafts and lego creations and coloring pages.

Aprons all around.

New bath towels and seats for the doll strollers.