Christmas day was a lot of fun for Seth and me as we enjoyed watching our kids' reaction to opening their gifts. So why am I carrying our 2 ¾-year old while our 17-month old is walking by herself and dragging along an enormous monkey that's almost her size? David isn't a happy camper before his breakfast. (Wait until he discovers coffee!)
Would you believe that I had to beg David to open his gifts? I hope that this trend continues into his teenage years, rather than him expecting a video game system from Santa. He got into the swing of things after the first layer of wrapping paper was ripped off. It looks like someone was really good this year... *cough* *cough*
Once he unwrapped his new drum, a smile formed from ear to ear as he pondered the possibilities. (At least Santa doesn't have to hear our little drummer boy pound away at the drum!)
Our little sunshine was happy with just a pair of socks. That's all she wanted to play with. One day, while we're waiting for her to try on her sixth pair of Abercrombie & Fitch jeans, we'll look back on this and treasure the times where a simple pair of socks made her happy.
Evidently Santa needs a GPS system, as he apparently left some gifts for our kids at their cousins' place... and the unwrapping started all over again.
Finally, the kids performed their holiday show for the parents. Marko was playing accordian, David was on the acoustic guitar, Daria played saxophone, and Julia provided the vocals!
Taking a picture of the four kids in front of the tree proved to be a bit of a challenge, so I had to assist by holding Julia.