December 7 at lunch was the magical date/time that worked for everyone and we had a spaghetti meal that all seemed to enjoy.
There were 9 kids so we had them do a secret Santa gift exchange which was super fun and very cost effective (especially since two more Shout babies will be here next Christmas).
I told them all they had to sit and take one picture before they could get their presents. I know, I'm so mean.
Then the opening began. It was simple chaos for a moment but cleaned up quickly and the kids went back to playing.
They all did so great and with having kids ranging in age from 11.5 to 23 months, there is always someone to play with somewhere in the house.
We are very blessed to have so many "aunts, uncles and cousins" in our faith community for our children to know and who love our children.