Santa Claus definitely made an appearance in the Tucker household, or actually at Granny's house this year! We spent our Christmas in Florida, with the hot weather.... with only dreams of chilly nights and frosty weather.
Layla left cookies and milk for Santa, which he must have enjoyed considering the crumby mess he left on the hearth. He filled the stockings and left surprises for the children, much to their delight. Layla woke up "dark" and early around 6:30am and roused us all out of bed for the morning events. Isaac is still a little young to enjoy Santa and the ripping of paper without getting in time-out!
After opening the mounds of presents under the tree, we made breakfast to take to Me'em's house (David's mom). We enjoyed the morning with the kids, and of course more presents. Layla was extremely excited, more than words can emphasize, to find that Me'em had gotten her a Wii.
On side note, Layla went shopping with me before Christmas to get David guitar hero for the Wii. Well, she didn't know that she was getting a Wii. But, I didn't think about that when I took her with me shopping. We proceeded to grab the item off the shelf and go to the checkout. The guy started ringing up our purchase and Layla screams, "Wait!!!!!! You are getting the wrong one!" If you know Layla, you know how dramatic she is. So, I looked at her with a concerned face, probably more concerned about her screaming in the store than what she had figured out. And she proceeds to dramatically point at the box and say "We don't have a WWWiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!" At this point the poor checkout guy is looking at me like I have "STUPID" written across my forehead. So I say, like I'm cool and have had the answer in my head all along.... "Layla, I know we do not have a Wii, it is for Daddy to play at Me'em's house." She accepts this answer.... thank goodness.... and the checkout guy just smiles.
And now back to Christmas... it was hot and sunny, very much not like Christmas.... people donned flip flops and shorts.... which I know is common considering I grew up in Florida, but it just seems like it isn't Christmas. So, I ate extra gingerbread men and turkey to make up for it!
We all enjoyed ourselves, ate too much, laughed too hard, slept too long, and had too much fun!
Hope everyone else had a Merry Christmas too!