Santa stopped at our house this year, so I guess the kids were good enough, lol. The first thing I learned this year is that I need to make more bags for the toys from us. I needed big bags that I just didn't have so we had presents sitting out. Thankfully, Eve did not mind too much.
On Christmas morning Eve woke up bright and early while I had to go in and wake up Bear. He was not thrilled to be woken up but I did not want to have to keep Eve away from presents while he slept.
She was obviously the first to run up to the tree. Eve was very excited!
Bear was super excited to get his hands on the toys on top that he needed to be reminded that there was more inside his stocking.
It was really cute to see them get excited for the trinkets that they had opened so far.
Inside the Christmas Stockings...
I apparently and told that I torture our kids by making them wait until AFTER breakfast to open the presents under the tree. This is something I grew up with and it made sure that we ate something in the morning and completed any tasks our parents asked of us. Knowing my kids this is something that I think they will benefit from. So far they don't seem to care, then again they don't know any better either. With a belly full of pancakes and mugs full of coffee for us we ventured back upstairs to open gifts.
When Eve got up we had an early dinner. It was simple and delicious. The brisket Hubby made was one we will do again for sure. Another sous vide recipe to add to the recipe box.
After the kids went to bed we took time to have mimosas that we forgot about early in the morning. We paired them up with some Toffee that my father sent us! A couple of minutes of cleaning and you would never have known Santa even stopped by which is exactly how I like it!