We had a low-key Christmas this year. Our older kids were away at their other parents the week before Christmas. We got them back on Christmas afternoon. So the week leading up to Christmas lacked some of the anticipation that kids bring, since Jaxon is obviously too young to understand it all. We opened presents on the morning of the 26th.
Jaxon loved the opening of presents. Paper is one of his favorite things, so the abundance of wrapping paper is fun for him. He was really good at opening his presents himself, though tearing up and trying to eat the paper may have been his favorite part. He also enjoyed trying to get the small accessories that came with his sister's Barbie & Monster High dolls.
We had the kids keep their lists small this year, so we were able to get them everything they asked for. We shopped lots of sales and stood in line for Black Friday deals and so we were also able to get them several things they weren't expecting as well. I believe Britain's favorite gift is his new bike. The girls seem partial to their new video cameras - we were able to get them each a little Flip like video camera that's easy and fun for them to use! Jaxon's favorite gift is his little Fisher Price Laugh & Learn vacuum cleaner. I've never seen a child who likes the vacuum cleaner as much as Jaxon does. This one sings songs and talks, but his favorite mode is the one that makes the same whirring type sound our vacuum cleaner makes. He pushes it back and forth, back and forth, just like he's seen us do. It's completely adorable. I'll post a few pictures later.
All in all, everyone seemed very pleased with their gifts. We spent yesterday cleaning up bits of paper and opening packages and putting batteries into things. I'm enjoying our week off from homeschooling, but have still had to spend a little time doing teacher related things like filling out progress reports and working on lesson plans for this semester.
How was your Christmas?