This is it! The day I have been looking forward to since last Christmas's disaster. After everyone left last night we got all the presents out and placed perfectly. Each kid had 4 presents and about 4 (universal) presents. Their stockings were placed and the nativity was the center of the setting. We tried to make sure the kids knew we were celebrating Jesus Birthday.
I wanted to make Monkey Bread as a tradition for our family. That didn't work out quite as planned so we didn't even bother with breakfast. They didn't miss it. When they started to stir we got the video camera set up and everything in place. They came out and weren't quite sure what to do. They immediately ran to the train table. We lured everyone but Peytie away to look in their stockings. Peytie wasn't having any of it. He had the train table and that is all he needed. Once it was time to open presents Peytie said he didn't want to. We ended up putting a sheet over the table so he couldn't play with it. They opened their gifts and were so excited. I have to say, the kids got more stuff from us and all the family. I can't believe all the new toys we have.
Happy Birthday Jesus!