The first thing she said as she came down the stairs was, "painting!". We had to spend some time drawing pictures before we could open any presents.
Helping Mommy take down the stockings.
Sarah was happy to help unload all of our stockings - especially when she realized Santa brings chocolate.
Santa brings Play-doh too? We had to take another break from the presents after she found this one.
Sarah has this weird thing right now where she insists on wearing socks on her hands. These fuzzy socks made perfect mittens.
What little girl wouldn't be thrilled to get a puppy for Christmas?
Sarah's big Christmas gift was a Little People princess castle with all of the Disney princesses, which I picked up on Craigslist months ago for $10. I have been anxiously waiting to give it to her. She played with it all day long.
Aunt Amy made Sarah a "cray hair, don't care" shirt. She knows our girl well.
Kelson got lots of new socks and a case for his watches.
And some gummy bears, of course. Sarah was happy to help with these.
Apparently Kelson was getting a little emotional over the Little Engine that Could.
Kelson surprised me with a new guitar. I can't wait to learn to play it.
Grandma Bonnie sent Sarah a beautiful quilt
And Aunt Jehana sent our puppy-loving girl a new towel.
Between her parents, her grandparents, her aunts and uncles, and Santa, this girl had quite the Christmas. She spent all day playing with her new toys, and so did Mom and Dad. We finally got dressed sometime in the middle of the afternoon. It was a perfectly relaxing day.
Kelson made a delicious stuffed pork roast for dinner, and we drove around town delivering a few secret Santa gifts while it cooked.
We enjoyed our simple Christmas dinner and then spent the evening at home watching a movie. It was a wonderful Christmas. The only thing that could have made it better would have been to spend it with our loved ones. Thank goodness for video chatting!