We love our Christmas Day routine. We get up and open stockings first thing. Then we have a yummy breakfast of monkey muffins. Afterwards, we read our Bible together and pray. Then we open gifts. We take our time and play with each gift after we open them. The boys both got new shoes, books, marshmallow shooters. Ben got a doctor's kit, Zeke got CandyLand, and Ellie got a Little People Castle. The funniest part of our morning was when the boys helped open Ellie's gift, Ben yelled "It's a GIRL toy!"
After we have lunch and nap, we head over to have Christmas dinner with our friends Jason, Leslie, Max and Charlie. This year Matt, Lauren, Paisley, and Stella joined us. It is a very laid back time. We all bring something to contribute to the meal. All the kids play well together. We sit around and chat and the kids stay up too late after an already crazy day. It is so great to have friends as close as family.