This year I decided I wanted to carry on a tradition from my childhood- opening stockings on mom and dad's bed. After we all opened our stockings, Mickey and Mackaylan cooperated for a family photo shot which made me very happy! :)
After that, we ventured to the living room to see what Santa had left behind. Mackaylan was overjoyed with her 3-story doll house, real porcelain doll, Leapster Explorer, Go-Go Walking Puppy, clothes, and a pair of boots.
We even discovered that Santa left Mackaylan a note thanking her for the chocolate chip cookies and picture that she drew for him. He also went on to explain the reasoning behind a toy dog instead of the real puppy she asked for! (Thanks, Santa!)
After breakfast mom and dad stopped by for their annual Christmas morning visit. This is a tradition that they started since the grandkids have gotten a little older. We used to do breakfast at my sister's on Christmas morning, but once the kiddos came along we all knew they would want to be at home playing with their new toys so mom and dad decided they would make rounds to see what all Santa delivered.
Mickey bought Mackaylan and I a joint gift- the movie White Christmas. Little did we know that we would be getting a white Christmas ourselves! :)
Before we opened our presents from one another Mickey read the Christmas story aloud and we had a short family devotion on the real meaning of Christmas!
Mickey got new Bolle sunglasses, clothes, a new journal for 2011, Bop-It Bounce, and new 4-wheeler racing boots.