This year we took turns opening presents. Everyone watched as each person opened a present and then the next kid got their turn and we just went around and around like that. It took two hours to open presents because we took our time and the kids played with each thing as we went. It was the BEST Christmas we’ve ever had. It was peaceful and calm and happy and joyful and just plain old perfection. Seriously just the best holiday season (though so freaking busy!) and the best Christmas day. I will never forget December 2014!
All the kids were so sharing with their toys! They let each other play with their toys freely and they were all super nice to each other and just loving and happy. I was so proud and relieved that everything was going so well!
I thought Everett would like the remote control car and Sierra’s walking horse because in stores he loved toys that moved on their own and laughed and jumped up and down over them. At home… nooooooo. He started screaming and crying and was terrified of both those toys! It was so sad! He spent the rest of the day whipping his head back and forth looking all around each room he entered to try to make sure neither toy was near him. So sad! To this day he’ll cry if he sees the remote control car or horse, even if they’re not moving!
After an hour or so and safely up in his high chair he was finally willing to laugh about the crazy noisy, moving toys below! (Though about one minute after I took this he got nervous again and started screaming and I had to hold him again. lol)