No big surprise here, the kids woke up SUPER excited! I told them the day before it'd be awesome if they could sleep in until at least 6:45. They came into our room at 6:46.
After waking us, they went to get Grammie and Grandpa up. And since my sister and her wife were in town, sleeping downstairs, they got to wake up early too! We had fun tearing through presents.
We do not put any gifts under the tree until Christmas Eve. The kids put gifts they are giving people under the tree. But basically the tree looks lonely all month. Then when the monsters come down on Christmas morning, it has exploded with gifts! This was a tradition we stole from my parents. It eliminates the incessant asking to open something all month. I love it.
My other sister and her husband came over around noon for another round of gifts.
After stuffing our faces with prime rib for dinner, I was ready to pass out on the couch. What a day. It was a really fantastic one.
There is little I like more than a holiday! Something about the energy of the day makes me giddy.