We opened our gifts on Christmas Eve afternoon because Dad was suppose to work the entire holiday. We were fortunate that he was on call both nights and never got called in.
The presents around the tree.
The favorite gifts were a Taylor Swift CD for Dancer. She was so shocked to get this, it is not something we would normally buy for her. Our kids can sing the lyrics to lots of songs from the 70's and know the difference between Dean Martin, Bing Crosby and Burl Ives but not a lot of current music. She has already played this CD so much I am amazed she hasn't worn the music right off it. She even sings the songs when it isn't on.
Dad got a memory foam pillow. Dancer and I both have one and he always thought they were dumb until he finally tried sleeping on one. One time is all it took and he was hooked. Whenever he sleeps during the day he nabs one of ours but now he has his very own.
Spark got a Play Station 2. We made him wait in the car when we went into the pawn shop last week so he knew he was getting something good. Well, at least he knew someone was, he can't keep a secret to save his life so he doesn't get to much information on the inside scoop of gift giving. He actually let out a yell when he saw it in the box.
Finally, my favorite was a cinnamon candle, I have a candle burning almost every day. I also loved a new green comforter for Nikki and I to snuggle under while watching t.v.
This morning we woke up to this.
Santa did make it through the snow and left a few presents under the tree.
Spark has his Webkinz all lined up looking at them. He had about two hours to check them out before anyone else had even rolled over this morning.
The rest of the day was spent playing games, making crafts the kids got, eating lots of good food and shoveling. I love that the day has no expectations, we can play games all day or just sit and relax without thinking we need to get some school in or that the carpet is calling out to be vacuumed. It was a wonderful, wonderful day.