Good Afternoon! We had a wonderful celebration this morning. Peter and I decided on 3 gifts per child (gold, frankincense, myrrh) plus stockings. We were able to really make the morning last! The kids played with the things from their stockings as we made the first breakfast snack. Then we had them take turns opening one present and they played with those while we made another snack. We continued until everything was opened. It took 2 hours and it was great! It makes the shopping, wrapping and planning so worth it to see their sweet faces so happy with their treasures. It has been unusually warm today but we still burned a fire. DS2 was down to his diaper by the time we were finished. The big gifts were the Thomas Roundhouse for the boys and the Glitter Palace house for the girls. DS1 and DD2 each got bikes and we all went out to cheer them on while they learned how to balance. They pretty much have it down!
We are off to get ready for Christmas Eve service at church. The girls sang at the service yesterday and tonight is the big kid choir. I pray you have a blessed evening and day tomorrow as you celebrate the birth of our Risen Savior, Jesus Christ!