This year, we stayed home for Christmas and my parents came over on Christmas Day. This is the first year the boys have really gotten into the full excitement of Christmas so staying home turned out to be such a fun thing. Plus it was nice to not have to re-pack and unpack all of the gifts :-)
We knew the boys would be up early so we put our alarm clock in their room and placed a piece of paper on it with the # 7 on it and told them they could not get up until the # on the clock matches the number on the paper. I heard them up at 6:30 so I got up and took a shower . . .then Darryl and I sat in the living room with just the tree lights on . . .the boys opened their door right at 7:00 ready for the fun to begin!