We built a platter for Santa, spread reindeer food in the back, and tucked the kids in bed. Greg and I breathed a collective sigh of relief, until….
this greeted us in the morning, right around 6 a.m.:
Yes. It really was like that. I remarked to Greg, 'Well, at least she waited until 6.' We made her go read until Ethan woke up — all of 5 minutes later.
The first big hit of the morning was Ethan's new bike, which he took to like a fish to water…
..and which was soon repurposed to retrieve an out-of-reach candy cane:
After the kids settled some, we had homemade bagels and coffee. Lots of strong, Zanzibar Blue Mountain coffee (Greg got me some for Christmas):
Once the bike wore off, Ethan turned to his new GeoTrax set, which took up most of the day. Even Vinnie got in on the action, freaking out about the train:
Laurel, on the other hand, spent most of the day in her room with her newly acquired Webkinz: