Christmas Eve with Shawn's family brought Clare's first baby doll and Jamie's HUGE castle. Jamie and Clare (as did Shawn and I) loved spending time with their Mimi and Papa, Auntie Becky, and cousins Jasmine and Alex. We missed Uncle Brian, though, who had to work.
Then it was back home for our Christmas. We bravely ventured out for Midnight Mass, which was peaceful and wonderful (for the first hour and a half until Clare decided enough was enough). Jamie and Clare must have both been very good this year (or "wicked good" as Jamie likes to say) because Santa left a bundle of presents under our tree. Clare's favorite was her rocking horse, and Jamie received his HUGE Sharptooth dinosaur (this was the year of big presents! Where are we going to put them all??) and a gorgeous pirate treasure chest (which Shawn made) and Santa filled with dress-up clothes. Unfortunately, Jamie had to take off for the rest of the day, but we were graced with Batman's presence for the remainder of Christmas.
Christmas was fun!