Our Christmas was wonderful - how could it not be with kids around? They have so much enthusiasm and excitement, and it's definitely contagious. We omitted or changed quite a few of our family traditions this year because I just wasn't up to it, but to be honest I don't think the kids noticed at all. They opened their Christmas Eve pajamas, set out cookies for Santa, and fell asleep surprisingly fast. Rob and I had everything set up and ready for the morning by 9:00 pm. And then the kids slept in until 8 in the morning! That was a great present in itself.
It was so fun to watch the two of them react so differently to their Santa presents - Haley stood back with wide eyes and took it all in, while Jake ran straight for toy after toy, exclaiming over each one. We spent a relaxing day playing, eating orange rolls, and having a family Nerf war. Thanks to all of our generous friends and family who helped make our holiday so special!