So. May woke up first (of course! my rooster!) and then got her sisters up at about 6am. They knew they were allowed to open their stockings and Santa gifts before waking Mom and Dad. So, Chris and I lay in bed and listened to them yickity-yacking about their stockings and toys that Santa brought. It was the most fun! I just loved listening to them.
After they got us up, May played Santa and placed each person's gifts in a pile near that person. Then, we took turns as we went around and around the circle till all the gifts were opened.
Normally, I bake some cranberry-orange bread (like a pound cake with cranberries and orange juice and zest in it), but that did not get done this year. I skipped cards and a newsletter entirely, too. Neighbor gifts? Feh. Maybe I am falling apart at the seams?
But, we did have store-bought Danish and cinnamon coffee cake. And, coffee. Must have coffee.
The girls were far more interested in the chocolates and Goldfish crackers that Santa put in their stockings. LOL!
The paper and bows FLEW and soon the living room was properly adorned for its Christmas Morning Look. :-) (Plus, two more days for good measure. Well, I did pick up the paper, bows and boxes on Christmas.)
Just about everything was a hit and the photos tell you which gifts were favorites.
Merry Christmas, everyone!! (OK, so I know it was 3 days ago. Work with me here.)