After we finished singing Christmas Carols, we settled in upstairs for our official Bauer Christmas.
Which means it was time for the cousin gift exchange.
Owen had the gift opening down by then.
Thankfully, he was a little quicker than at home, since he didn't insist on throwing away each scrap of paper.
This exchange also takes a little time, since we had the cousin who gave the gift deliver them to the person they bought it for, then we all watched them open it.
Which was fun for all, though I think we got a little ahead and I missed a few. ha.
Not surprising though, right?!
I did get to sit with my favorite person for a while, watching all the fun.
Once the gifts were open, it was time to eat!
We had appetizer type snacks.
This photo taken after Owen had helped himself to nearly all of the black olives.
Along with soups.
Owen also helped himself to the dessert more than once. He loves chocolate cake.
As the evening went on, Grandma got out play doh for the littles.
And Papa found a quiet spot with Daisy... right in the middle of the floor.
A while later, Owen found a quiet spot with Papa, this time in the chair.
Miles slept at Grandma's house with Jonah that night.
He read some of his new Wimpy Kid book before lights out...