After a couple of days relaxing at Mike's mom and stepdad's house in Bonsall, we arrived at Christmas Eve. In the morning, I made dinner rolls and a trifle for dessert and then we headed off to a quick visit with Great Aunt Shirlee, Donnie, and Dave in Ramona. It's always fun to see Aunt Shirlee and family when we are in town. She's still sharp as a tack although she's gotten very tiny!
After our visit here, we drove to Kami and Jason's house in San Marcos for Christmas Eve. Kami made a great dinner of gnocchi and several different kinds of sauces. We had a concert from Katelyn, Alyssa, and Uncle Michael (on Katelyn's sax), Jack found the legos, we opened presents which were really thoughtful and wonderful, and we even had some box tower destruction, arguably Jack's favorite part of the evening.
Then, we drove back up to Bonsall, and put Jack to bed while Santa's elves got busy putting a few toys together. Santa left the presents unwrapped and easy access :).
After present opening, a big portion of the afternoon was taken up with Lego construction...Alyssa had her set, and Mike, myself, Kami, Jason, and Katelyn all ended up helping Jack with his various sets at different times.
On Monday, we moved down to San Diego with Mike's dad and stepmom. We had a good time with the Mandells and Papa and Gran Fran wandering through the USS Midway Museum.