About 5:45 my eyes popped open, Eric lay next to me awake also. We knew the kids would soon be running into our room, the rule was 6:00 AM and no sooner, yet there we both lay awake, excited too.
I hear the toilet flush, then little footsteps. Lucas and Alex are now whispering quietly to each other, I am sure with their eyes glued the clock. Eric and I try to hold back our laughter.
6:00 AM hits and Lucas and Alex breeze into our room, we pretend to be asleep but they know better. A minute later Ryder comes in, the excitement obviously waking him up. We pretend like we want to sleep more then reluctantly get out of bed.
Eric and I head down first, turning the lights on, getting the cameras ready. My parents who are here with us this year, come downstairs too.
Then it is time.
|The quilts my kids made for my parents (with the help of their other Grandma)|
But moments like this makes it all worth it.
And here for your enjoyment is our Christmas morning in action.
Later that afternoon we went to my sister's to open more presents and spend time with the cousins, even my brother's family who came into town.
It was truly a wonderful and magical day.