|Doing Christmas this way gave Corey and I time to talk about why they got certain things, to play with them and to see them enjoy their gifts.|
My favorite things about this day:
* waking up and seeing how excited our children were over what was in their stockings, Corey and I went to bed thinking, "this is way to simple." We were wrong.
* smelling ham baking first thing in the morning
*my girls sitting in their room, huddled together, dressing dolls and playing
*the excitement from both set of boys and the contrast and similarities in them
*a day filled with singing little voices
*Jett says "Ha,Ha,Ha" instead of "Ho,Ho,HO"
*there are no ornaments at the bottom of the tree, Joel seems to think they are toys, so now the ornaments are all at the top and there are actual toys stuck in the bottom that he put there
|I am still floating on Christmas spirit this morning, knowing that I should probably run errands today, put up some Christmas decorations and get things ready for our New Year. How hard it is to leave the relaxation of the moment and begin again.|