Waking up on Christmas morning is my very favorite moment of the year. The anticipation was thick and their reactions at almost 4 and 2.5 were just perfect. They are excited about everything! Even a new candy cane :).
After we got home from Aunt Celeste's house, I put Everly to bed (her night time routine is fairly simple and quick) and headed back downstairs to set up 'Santa' while Wes put Emma to bed.
What has worked out pretty well for us is one Santa present per kid plus their stocking and then there are wrapped gifts from mom and dad.
This year they each got what they requested: a Peppa Pig toy for Everly and a princess scooter for Emma.
I adore getting everything set up in anticipation of the morning to come.
I didn't get any pictures of them coming into the room to see what Santa brought, but Wes got this video and I will truly treasure it forever. Their reactions are sweet and adorable and gosh, I love getting to be their mom. If you have an extra two minutes this morning and you need your heart warmed, go ahead and watch this video.
We played with our toys for a little bit, basically as long as Emma could stand it. Everly would have been just fine if we quit right here, she was so excited that Santa listened to her and got her just what she asked for!
Before we moved on to opening the rest of our presents.
Such excitement for Elsa panchies. It was a princess themed year, this year for Emma.
Which was a good lesson in patience for everyone :).
These two :).
It is hard to believe that these are the same two girls two years ago. My babies are not quite babies anymore.
Their unwrapping styles are so different. Emma is rushed, ripping off the wrapping paper, acknowledges the toy quickly and is ready to open the next present while our Evsie's is a little bit more methodical and really examines her toy when she gets it. Just look at that toe point!
Pretty excited about her ba-tarr-as (tiaras).
And then you will notice that Emma scooped up the one she liked best and held onto it while continuing to open her presents. Ahhhh, oldest children ;).
Once we finished, we slurped down some of our coffee and got ready to head to my parents house to keep celebrating.