Christmas morning John and I were both up early. It may have been excitement over Christmas, but more likely it was the huge meal and wine we had consumed the night before. I got up first and started making Monkey Bread and getting things ready to make chili for dinner.
The kids finally started waking up around 7:30 and run down to open their stockings from Santa. Jack dumped his stuff out, then ran to the kitchen table for breakfast. I thought they would all be too excited to eat, but they have been eating breakfast first thing in the morning since they were born and I guess its a sacred habit. After eating they woke up Aunt Jenna and we went upstairs to open gifts.
After the flurry of paper ripping and squealing with glee the kids opened all their toys - of course!
Gwen received a Lego Friends house with 695 pieces. She immediately opened it and got to work. It took her about 5 hours to put together and she did it all by herself, following the directions and carefully applying the stickers. So awesome!
Maddy was very excited about her Barbie and Fairy dolls and her own Lego sets.
Jack got his first real Lego sets and spent most of the day begging Mom and Dad to help him build stuff like Gwen.
We spent the rest of the day watching holiday movies and playing with our new toys. It was a wonderful day!