We spent Christmas day playing with all the new toys the kids got. That, and sleeping. Claire and Cole woke up at 4 AM!!!! I think they were kicking each other in their sleep since they slept in the same bed, so they woke each other up and then realized that Santa had come - it was all over by then. So, Grant and I dragged ourselves out of bed and we all opened presents before the sun was even flirting with the idea of coming up. Luckily, Ava didn't wake up amid the kids' continual shouts of excitement and trying out of new toys. She, at least, got a normal sleep! It was reminiscent of my growing-up because we always woke up at around 3 or 4 am to open presents. Grant has always sworn that our little family would never wake up that early, but he obviously ate his words this year! It was so fun to see how excited the kids were. This was by far the most fun Christmas we've had as far as the kids excitement goes - they're finally both old enough to "get it" and to be excited for Santa and presents, etc. It was great.
3 years ago