Inspired by Kelle Hampton over at Enjoying the Small Things, I caved when Grace asked if she could have a few friends over to celebrate school being out for Christmas.
When the girls first arrived, literally minutes after school got out for Christmas, they were wound up. Grace just wanted to "chill out", so they immediately changed into pajamas that we had asked them to bring. Note: we didn't ask them to bring one other thing. We could have done an ornament exchange or Dirty Santa, but the point of this day was to relax. Nothing required.
After lunch they watched Elf, one of our holiday favorites. We had inflated the air mattress and scattered pillows and sleeping bags all around. At first I was afraid that they were too wound up to watch it, but they quickly settled in as they recited the lines and nudged one another to say, "This is my favorite part."