We had a great Christmas this year. We spent lots of time with family and enjoyed tons of great food and gifts. The kids were pretty calm on Christmas eve and went to bed before too late so Santa could come at a decent hour. On Christmas morning, the kids even slept in until 7 or so (I was never that kind on Christmas to my parents)! I think kids really are the most awesome at whatever age they are at. I remember being so excited for my 2 and 6 year olds to open presents, but it was even better for my 5 and 9 year olds. My Mom always said she liked us best at whatever age we were and I think I agree. I am not sure that the same rule applies into adulthood though. Of course, she can send us home now instead of just to our rooms. Anyhow, I think I like my kids best at whatever age they are too!
Abigail had strep for Christmas but she is now mending (after 4 days on an ineffective antibiotic, she got a new type which worked). I only mention it because we had to wake her up on Christmas morning. Isaac was eager to open presents and we knew Abigail would be mad if he didn’t wait. So, we woke her and the kids started opening stuff. By the way, motrin is magic – it makes the most awful strep/sore throat/fever bearable for everyone! Anyhow, I loved how our Christmas morning this year. Rather than just fly through all the presents, the kids stopped and played with each gift before moving on to the next. We didn’t prompt them to do so, but it let us know that Santa had done good research. It took us 3 hours to open all the gifts (and there weren’t that many)! We were exhausted by lunch time!
I’ll post some more pics tomorrow of one of the gifts that Isaac and I each got…but I need time for the bruise to properly finish developing before I show it off!