The kids came out:
They checked out santa's note first. Jillian finished up the cookie he didn't get to:
This is a tradition I got from my sister-in-law...we started the morning with the Christmas story. I was going to use one of the sripture versions, but Ryan brought home a kids version, so he and I practiced all week and he read it to us this morning:
And then, finally, it was time for Santa's gifts:
One thing Ryan asked for, a Maryland sweatshirt:
Jillian got some Tinkerbell pj's from Aunt Gus:
Mom got a new camera:
and we got to be her very first picture:
Scott stuffed my stocking with all sorts of odds and ends. These are things I think make great stocking stuffers (lotion, candy, little things) until I found out he had gotten them all from my own bathroom cabinet! :)
Ryan made me a handprint wreath wall hanging:
Santa brought Jillian a little people car:
And Nanny & Gramps got her...
a little people doll house!
Whew! That was a whirlwind! Notice a few unwrapped things on Jillian's chair? She was into playing with each gift she opened, so we'll just save those til tomorrow. Or maybe her birthday!
I always felt a bit unfortunate because we have to travel over the holidays to be able to see all of our family. However, I learned this year that I don't have to travel at all on Christmas day and that makes for a very relaxing day. A day you can stay in your pj's all day if you'd like!
So, we stayed home and played:
The kids in their new tent: