Here are the scenes from our
messy Christmas morning. Grandma and Grandpa W came to spend it with us and everyone got what they wanted (I think).
At our house, Santa leaves his presents unwrapped for each kid. Then when we open presents we all take turns so we can see what everyone got (and so Mom can take pictures). Sometimes it makes for long morning opening gifts, but after working so hard to put Christmas together, it’s nice to spend time enjoying it. How do you do it in your house?
Almost Sam’s entire Christmas wish list was Lego sets. My Mom got some good things for Christmas, but her favorite present was a new toilet my Dad gave her. He didn’t wrap it up for her, just the receipt. The kids could not understand why she was excited about that.
Abby’s was most excited about getting her new 7 ” Samsung Tablet. She actually has been saving up for it and paid for it herself. She was expecting some for money from Grandma and Grandpa as a Christmas present and was planning to go buy it after Christmas. But what she didn’t know we had already bought it for her so she could have it Christmas Day and it turned out to be the last present she opened. The tag said, “To: Abby, From: Abby.” She was ecstatic.
And the aftermath…
It’s all cleaned up now and all traces of Christmas are gone. We decided to get the tree down sooner than later so it wouldn’t be up until April like last year. This past week we have been enjoying the Christmas break by sledding, going to a extended family party, roller skating, and watching movies. School starts again in two days and I think we are all ready for it.
Happy New Year!