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Since my husband is working nights this week, we decided to celebrate our Christmas in July a few days early – opting for Sunday so he could be there for all the festivities.
Our daughter was so excited when she saw the presents under the tree the next morning that she did her “happy dance.” (Wish I had a video of that!)
Once little brother had woken up, they wasted no time opening gifts. Seriously, it was much faster than I’d ever seen them open gifts before…See that doll in the picture? That’s Dream Glow Barbie – from the 80’s. Yes, she was mine… No one said Christmas gifts have to be brand new – already gently loved toys are just as special! And honestly, I bet Barbie is just glad to be out of the storage box she’s been in for the past 20+ years.
Once they opened all their gifts, and played for a bit, Daddy read them each their new books (I love giving new books for gifts) while I made our traditional Christmas breakfast – goetta!(I’ll have to post the recipe for this yummy German breakfast food when it gets a little closer to fall — traditionally it is eaten in colder months.)
The rest of the day we spent playing with the kids – no Internet, Mommy took a little break from cleaning, just good ol’ family time. Priceless.