It takes awhile for me to get dressed and up for the day, so our Christmas mornings never start at the crack of dawn. The kids have to stay upstairs until 8, which is asking a lot since they usually wake up at 6 (or before). As it gets closer and closer to 8 it gets increasingly more difficult to keep them upstairs and happy. Sharon took these pictures of her kids waiting the last few minutes for me to get situated in the family room.
Elizabeth helping me open a present she made me at a church activity:
Sarah opened "ball of whacks" (a fun little toy for young and old).
Mom bought me a new monogrammed blanket from Lands' End. It's so warm; I love it!
Sharon modeling her sparkly scarf from Chandra, and Kate excited about a game I bought her.
Rachel loves to draw, so I gave her a little lap desk with a pad of paper and markers. She loved it!
My mom and I gave Sharon an ice cream bowl for her KitchenAid mixer. It's a gift that will keep on giving! Matt and his towtruck from Grammy.
In my family we're the kind of people that open our presents one at a time instead of having a free for all where everyone opens presents at the same time. I like the way we do it because I just like to see what everybody gets! That means it takes awhile to get through all of them, though. (I think we opened presents for a couple of hours). But that's okay with me because it just prolongs the fun! The rest of Christmas was nice and relaxing. We didn't do much beyond play and hang out, but that's just the way I like it!