Okay, I admit I had been singing “I’m dreaming of a White Christmas…” for the weeks leading up to Christmas, and according to the weather forecast, it was supposed to start snowing at about the time Santa was making his rounds, i.e. Christmas eve.
When I woke up on Christmas morning, I realized that the weather forecast was correct. There was a light sprinkling of snow to greet us, but it didn’t last long as it stopped snowing later that afternoon. It was only on the night of Boxing Day that the snow started, coincidentally as we were making our way home from our grocery shopping. Later that night, I even saw snow ploughs clearing inches of snow from the driveway right outside our apartment.
Anyway, we stayed in the whole day on Christmas and we really had a great time. It was warm and cozy indoors and we just wanted to relax and enjoy Christmas.
I woke up in the morning to get lunch ready for us, and Ethan was up very soon after. He exclaimed in surprise and sheer joy as he saw all the presents lying by the fireplace, waiting to be opened. This year, it was the first time Ethan and Hannah really really expected presents from Santa. Maybe because this year we have an actual chimney and fireplace in our house..haha. Ethan and Hannah were also very concerned about Santa hurting himself that Christmas eve when he came down the chimney, so they had made extra sure that we turned off the fireplace by midnight.
So “Santa’s elves” were kept busy on Christmas eve getting the presents ready for Ethan and Hannah. We got them presents from “Santa” (the pink-wrapped ones) and also presents from Daddy and Mommy. It was tricky getting them the presents as surprise ones; one of us had to sneakily make a speedy purchase, and then make a dash for the car to load the goodies in the trunk. Obviously the one who isn’t 7 months preggers was the one doing the running to the car. 😛
They also each had letters written to Santa, and on Christmas eve, Ethan noticed the letters were still lying around the house, so Daddy had to quickly go to the “office” to send the letters to the North Pole. LOL
The moment Ethan saw the presents, he told Hannah about it, and she immediately woke up. They were very eager to open their presents, and when they did, all we could get were these rather blur shots with our phone.
Yes, they were still in their jammies..
After that, they busied themselves with the presents as I got lunch ready. It was past 2pm when we had lunch, because the roast turkey takes at least 3 hours to be ready.
We hung out at home the whole of Christmas and the kids were only more than happy because they got the chance to play with their new toys!