It looked nice! This is the last time our house will look this nice for several days, I'm sure.
Tamsen, true to form, got up waaaaay before anyone else did, but agreed not to disturb anyone else until 7:00. We got the kids out of bed, ushered them into the living room, and watched them go completely bananas when they saw all of their presents.
Edie got PUZZLES.
Marty got a rocking horse, which he rode with a wild-eyed frenzy.
Edie got a pair of duckie boots she picked out herself several weeks ago.
Marty continued to figure out his rocking horse.
Edie got a red tricycle that she was over the moon about. We rode outside for about five minutes until her lips turned blue, which we took as a sign that we'd better pack it in for the day. We'll try again once it gets warmer.
We knew there would be some overlap between their toys, but I was surprised at just how much Edie wanted to play with all of Marty's toys. She wanted to ride the rocking horse, she wanted to eat his candy, and when it came time to bed, she had a full-on meltdown when I asked her to wear her new pajamas. She insisted she needed to wear Marty's dino pajamas.
So, I mean, sure. You go nuts, little girl.
All in all, we had a really great day, with a minimum of freakouts. Both kids had a blast Christmas morning, which was more than enough fun for me. And for the first time, Edie was able and wanted to open all of her presents herself, which was especially fun.