All the anticipation of Christmas vanished in a moment as the kids tumbled down the stairs and saw the presents carefully arranged.
We had a great time opening gifts, laughing over the “unusual” relative gifts that seem to appear each year. (I’ll leave them nameless, but they know who they are. 🙂 ) One of our daughters took this picture of John and I.
After the initial gifts we had turkey sandwiches on wraps, fruit and a few (or more) M&M’s.
Then we opened stockings.
I tend to buy gifts that are too big for John’s stocking so I solved the problem this year by making a giant stocking to go with his little stocking. I don’t spend much money, as for a gift to make it into the stocking, it needs to be about .99 cents or less. (You’d be amazed what you can find for a few cents!)
After stockings, the kids spread out their new toys and we all enjoyed the rest of the day. Eating was good, except there is a bit too much chocolate candy in the house. Even if each child gets just a bit of candy, it adds up. I’ll be glad and relieved when its over and gone.
I hope you all had a great celebration with your family. Diane