I am like a big kid on Christmas. I love watching the kids faces as they open each and every present. I love our traditions that we have set up over the past 10 years. I love staying up soooo late on Christmas Eve, so I can help Santa bring in presents(and eat cookies, shh).
I love this year we will have a very white Christmas! Last year we did not and it just didn't feel like Christmas. I have grown up with snow every winter since I was born. I am sure there were a few winters here and there that we had green(or more brown) Christmas.
We started a tradition when J was a baby. Instead of a huge Christmas supper(ham, potatoes, beans...) we have a huge breakfast! Anything and everything you can think of: cinnamon rolls, egg roll, French toast, bacon and sausage. Breakfast is always a big deal in our family(when we have time for more then just cereal) because all of the kids help in some way.
Our kids have adapted well to when we open presents. Because of Dads job, we work around him. If he works on Christmas day, then we wait and have breakfast for supper and open presents at night. If he has off that day we do the normal, open presents at the crack of dawn and breakfast. I have never had issues with someone trying to sneak a peek (knock on wood).
We will have to see if Roxie will leave the presents alone (she has a few under the tree also). I know people think that is silly for us to get her a present, but she is part of our family also.
A big tradition we started last year was to make a birthday cake for Jesus. My family did this when I was younger and I loved the idea of it. After all, Jesus is the reason for the season! Without the birth of the Christ Child, where would we be?!
I can't wait to see everyone Christmas pictures and hear about their days. Merry Christmas to everyone out there!!!