The annual ornaments arrived from Great Aunt Lynn. This was Grace's first time to realize what an ornament is. The boys did a lovely job decorating the tree when we first put it up, but now it only has ornaments on the top third. Everytime Grace takes one, we move it higher. Good thing we got a tall tree!
The annual McCauley Swedish Cristmas Eve dinner was held early so that Jeff's aunt's family could make a trek to a rustic cabin in the wilderness. Even though everyone is local, we only seem to manage to meet up on Christmas and Easter, so it was great to catch up with everyone.
As usual, the boys charmed everyone, and we got to show off Grace in all her adorable glory -- until she got hungry. But there was some good news in that - while the boys and I aren't fond of the Swedish meatballs, rice pudding & root-mousse, Grace loved it! She had two meatballs and enough of the root-mousse (mashed potatoes and rutebegas) to smear it all over my shirt. Thank goodness next year she'll be able to sit in a chair and not on a lap.