Then we packed up again and drove to Michigan to celebrate the holiday with Serial's family. We stay with his sister and brother-in-law and their three kids when we're over there and it's so great. They have a dog too so Rooney plays a bunch and we get a chance to catch up with everyone. His niece is young and loves to chat and is always ready to play with toys or run around playing make believe which makes for a really fun visit.
And the magical part... she was excited for Santa! I hadn't witnessed a kid waking up to Santa gifts in years and it was special to watch. She was so excited!
Hope everyone is enjoying the end of this year, no matter how you celebrate it!