Everything laid out and ready to be unwrapped...
Funny how the presents get smaller as the kids get older! Smaller and yet somehow more expensive!
First, Bear had to give his best buddy one of the many treats they got him...and this kept our sweet old boy busy chewing while we were busy unwrapping!
Waiting patiently for her first Christmas to begin!!!
Bear surprised me and had a present for Annabelle under the tree. He is notorious for wrapping things he loves and owns and giving them to others. Once you've earned his trust, he is fiercely loving and loyal. This was so thoughtful and I just loved it!
We began with the littlest and went to the biggest. Starting with Frankincense...the girls got books and the boys got tickets to see Needtobreathe with us in the spring and to see John Crist....their favorite Christian, homeschooled comedian!
They had a hunch on the NTB tickets but were totally shocked over John Crist!
For Myrrh, the girls got shoes and the boys got Boston Red Sox World Series Champ shirts.
For Gold, AJ got stepping stones & a wobble board, AG got a karaoke machine, Bear got a new set of golf clubs and Bubba got an iPhone!
We also threw in an Under Armor t-shirt for Panda since she's been wearing the same one that Wyatt got her for the last 3 years. Hopefully, she'll pass it down to AJ now. This one says "I NEVER EVER GIVE UP!" and we thought it was quite appropriate for her!
As you can imagine, it was a very loud...um...joyful morning!!! After presents, we sang Happy Birthday to Jesus! Dub was taking it all in and learning each moment!
Since I was still not up to going much of anywhere due to recovering from surgery, we opened our home to any and all. Scott's dad, affectionately known as Pappy to the kids, came by to join us for a low key charcuterie board lunch and taught the boys chess while the girls' napped.
Later in the day, we hosted my side of the family for our Christmas gathering. My sister and I had chili going during the day and just combined that and added some extras to make an easy and yummy Christmas dinner. Of course, there were still ample desserts as well!
After presents, we ate and let the kids entertain us with song after song on the karaoke machine. They turned the lights out and had a light show going too! Aunt JC even took to the mic for a throwback to her middle school days as Belle in Beauty and the Beast! It was the most fun!
What a sweet, sweet day celebrating our Saviour's birth!