Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve was pretty fun. Kollin got off work around 1:30 which was so nice!

We went to Grandma of the Great Cannon's house for the annual Christmas Eve family party. There were a bunch of us there but not everyone (there are over 100 of us now so I don't think that will ever happen again).

We did our family programs which mostly were just updates on what is going on with family and a few musical numbers.
Playing in one of Grandma of the Great Cannon's chairs

Then we had the traditional Nativity Scene with the younger kids. I tried to get Tanner into it as a shepherd, but he wasn't having it.

Grandma gave her Christmas Memory then everyone opened their gifts from her. 
 Tanner got this little toy what you flip a switch or press a button and an animal pops up (I'm sure you know what I'm talking about, they're everywhere). As soon as he got it unwrapped cousin Megan's little Elliot (about 4 weeks younger than Tanner) came running over and started playing with it with him. It was so cute!

After that we went to Grandma and Grandpa Cannon's house for more partying. 
Aunt Bippy tried to get a picture with all the nephews
Here's one that worked a little better.
Playing with trains with Andrew and Wayne
We had homemade pizza, did a white elephant and opened our presents from them. At the white elephant I got a box full of quarters ($10 worth) and Kollin got the movie Elf. We were happy with both since we can use the quarters at the grocery store! Whenever we go grocery shopping Tanner has just about had it by the time we get to check out. So I take him to the little arcade and let him ride the fire truck. Yay for quarters!
All the girls got pretty aprons
Then we went home and got to bed probably around 10:30. Tanner did so well the entire day though. What a trooper!
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

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