It worked out perfectly though. Everything got done, and we had some time just to relax and play a bit too.
When Claire headed into the living room she made a beeline for her new chair, just like I knew she would.
After rocking a few minutes she was ready for presents.
This year opening presents went much smoother. The wrapping paper stayed out of her mouth, and she would hand off each scrap of paper from the present without being asked.
One of my goals with presents this year was to find things that she needed to be standing to play with. While she can use this tower while sitting, I hope it's easier while standing.
Just being silly...
And the aftermath
When we finished at our house, we packed up and headed to my sisters. My brother and his family was in town from California. It was the first time they'd been home in two years. The house was filled with people and lots of good food.
But Claire only had eyes for her newest cousin.
From there we headed to Darren's parents. More food, family and a few games of cards.
Darren's mom talked us into letting Claire stay with her for a few extra days, so little miss will finally be home again tonight.
Except for undecorating, another wonderful Christmas is behind us.