He ended up falling asleep for a (relatively) early nap at 12:45. While he was asleep I kneaded up a batch of hamburger buns. An hour later he was still fast asleep while I shaped them. He woke up about 10 minutes shy of putting them into the oven - so he got to help glaze them and sprinkle on the sesame seeds.
At about 4:30 we made our way out to the (borrowed) van. We stopped off at SuperH to pick up some meat for hamburgers and some hotdogs. Then we drove down to The FamBily House. Phil was hard at work getting everything clean and shiny. Timmy arrived not too long after us. We colored and crafted like crazy people to get the 'welcome home' sign finished in time. Finally we got the call that the 'eagles had landed' followed by the half-hour warning. Thankfully the food was already on the indoor grill (we opted to cook everything 'stove-top' to save ourselves any hassle in the event of a bomb-shelter hustle.)
We waited (im)patiently for the car to pull up and we all rushed out the door when they finally arrived. A few neighbors watched on bemusedly as we performed our 'you're finally home' greetings ritual. Dinner was cooked and waiting once all of the bags had been brought inside. We sat down to eat and things were going swimmingly until the persistent hollow whine of the siren carried across the city to our ears. Everybody calmly made their way to the miklat (even though Phil & I spent an extra 20 precious seconds shoving the food back into the oven to keep it 'safe' from the household pets.) We still made it downstairs with time to spare and it was a relatively short siren so the food was still warm as we returned to the table and resumed our feast.
After the meal came the 'messy unpack and distribution of presents' from which we made out like bandits. Buzz received a super cool watch from The Parentals and an awesome gift from his NY cousins! Z got shiny presents too! I got super practical very much appreciated items of clothing and I can't wait to wear them! (I also got some gas-x which as everyone knows is practically as good as jewelry to me.)
By that point Buzz was off his rocker with exhaustion so we said our 'good nights' and headed home. Buzz bounced around until 10:40 either way - super excited about his new things and that Abba was putting him to sleep (until he wanted me, of course...) now he's fast asleep and I'm going to get some shut eye too - before he comes into my bed and kicks me for the remainder of the night.