As would be expected in a house with two small children, our day consisted of an early wake-up call to a lot of squealing, excitement, and a floor covered in wrapping paper.
But first things first.
Merry Christmas, Mommy.
Stockings are just so fun. And to see Mia get excited about two little pieces of gum that were on the top cracked me up.
But take it from a 4 year old, nothing is more exciting than Tangled panties and Hello Kitty nail polish.
As you can clearly see.
Finn got this super soft bear from his cousins in Texas.
This is when he first pulled it out of the package. Such a cute smile. He carried it around and held it while he opened other gifts and is currently holding onto it in his sleep.
Cars are always popular. And this is what he spends long periods of time doing.
Mia got a Rapunzel tower “from Finn” that I found at a garage sale for super cheap this summer. It comes with a wardrobe like in the movie.
Finn thought that would be a perfect place to put the Astronaut Lightning McQueen he got from Mia. Always hiding things…watch out when we come visit you.
Finn’s “want” gift from us [from the want/need/wear/read categories we stick to] was a parking garage something or other. Clearly, I just put it in the cart: Dad did all the hard work.
This is not a great picture but I was trying to be sneaky.
I didn’t want to disturb the quiet play that was happening – and that went on forever: Mia in the background with her Rapunzel tower and Finn with his car track. This was almost the best part of Christmas Day, kids entertaining themselves for long periods of time. Close runner-ups were the heated blanket I got from Mark (I realize that probably makes me sound old, but seriously? It is so nice…) and then, of course, the food.
Not pictured but definitely enjoyed: pecan pie…
It was so great to spend the day at home, relaxing and watching the kids be able to enjoy the fun stuff they got. We talked to my parents for a long time this morning on Skype which was so great and then we had friends come over in the evening for some pie (and they brought yummy pumpkin cheesecake). So, not having to get out in the cold AND having a fun day as a family made for a pretty great Christmas.
Hope yours was just as wonderful!