Alyssa wrapped a candle for Tori as a joke, who was sweet and thankful in spite of having no desire for her own candle.
She then got her actual gift - a sweater and lots of candy.
Elijah had James and only accidentally mentioned what his present was a few times...
We received these gorgeous Christmas cookies from a friend at church; they made me so happy because I only made sugar cookies since I had been sick. (I even bought Costco apple and pumpkin pies this year - I've never, ever bought pies before!)
After the kids were in bed, we bring up the wrapped gifts. I do not keep them under the tree as we wrap them because I don't like them to be able to focus on them.
Christmas morning starts at 7:00 at our house - no earlier.
This is the part when the room gets so messy that they start migrating through the house with toys in tow.
And Mom and Dad get to clean up a bit.
We are a blessed, blessed family!