Merry Christmas, y’all! What a wonderful day! By the way, Myers is feeling much better…
BB and Hank came over first thing this morning. Just as all kids do, ours were up bright and early, eager to find out what Santa brought. We were still waiting for BB/Hank so we let them open their stockings, which kept them entertained for quite a while. And we got them involved in passing out the gifts and sorting them into piles.
The kids were angels as we opened gifts. They were so patient and quietly took turns opening gifts. They said thank you a lot and expressed genuine excitement and interest over what other people received. So sweet!
The kids mostly got little gifts — stuffed animals, some board games to share, and books. Myers was especially excited to get Action Plates, which are basically like the Fashion Plates that Louisa got for her birthday, but are instead used to design your own superhero.
The big gifts came from family, not Santa. From us, Myers and Graham each got a LeapPad tablet (age appropriate and indestructible) & Louisa got a Kindle Fire tablet. They also got one other really cool big gift from BB and Papa Hank — bicycles and helmets! Grandpa & Granny Annie gave the boys scooters and Louisa got a sewing machine. Grandma T gave the kids some money to pick their own present. They will enjoy a trip to the toy store on a rainy day!
Rachel and I never do much for one another on Christmas, but we did exchange ornaments and I got a new menorah, a long-running tradition of ours. Louisa made beautiful gifts for us at school and BB gave me a beautiful sterling silver and topaz (my fave shade of blue!) necklace. Even the back is so pretty, I may have to try and find a way to wear it like that, too.
Just as she always does, Rachel cooked up a mess of food large enough to feed an army! We had an amazing breakfast and enjoyed watching the kids play. BB and Hank had to jet off to spend the afternoon with their other grandkids & Rachel and I enjoyed the rest of the day relaxing and watching TV. Oh, and we ordered Chinese food for dinner, which brings me to this…
‘Tis the season to be jolly!