We went to the Children's Mass on Christmas Eve. I like the children's mass as they try to involve the kids in various parts of the mass. Mike and Violet were assigned to help with the collection. Violet was super excited to help.
In the evening, we opened a couple of gifts. Violet received a bunch of dress-up clothes from Baboo. She had a great time trying on different costumes. Oscar received so many dinosaur-related items, he almost imploded with dino-happiness. Simon received a bunch of trains and train-track items. Violet and Oscar are well versed in opening gifts, but I was surprised to see how quickly Simon picked it up. He did not like waiting for his turn and would give the best pouty / pained expressions in his efforts to convince us that he should be able to open all of his gifts as his pleasure.
|What? I have to wait my turn?|
|Poor Mike, only received coal for Christmas|
|Violet and Oscar found this tree that they determined they would set up as a Christmas Tree on the beach...|