one of our christmas traditions is making the kids all sit at the top of the stairs until the parents are ready with the cameras before they can run down to see their santa gifts and open the stockings. we also stay in our jammies all day long!
love the first reactions to their santa gifts – “a big box of cars” and american girl dolls (target version) for the girls (i think grandma was more excited than the kids!)
silas inspecting each and every one of his cars
santa gave all the kids 3 rolls of tape because he knows how much they love tape and always use up mommy’s
the girls and their dolls
after our family opened our gifts all the rest of sean’s siblings and their families came over for round 2 of christmas gifts. “aunt pretty” had already opened a gift from her boyfriend – an engagement rigng! welcome to crazy town, ronn!
the girls and aunt heather
pretty pretty mandy
uncle vito (not his real name – we tend to give lots of nicknames to family members) was given an accordian that was apparently a family heirloom. as a lover of all things musical and quirky, this was a perfect gift for him!
after round 2 came round 3 after christmas dinner with the extended family, a fun white elephant gift exchange between the adults, then the next day was round 4 with my parents and grandma who were staying nearby.
i am so blessed to have a family full of inlaws who are so incredibly loving and generous and hilarious!