The boys woke up right on schedule, 7:30am. I heard them go straight downstairs but thankfully Santa had wrapped his gifts, just to stick it to them a little. Actually, if he hadn't, Ethan would have known for weeks what he was getting. We trapped them in our room for a bit while Eric and I got ready and because nobody else was awake yet. Interestingly enough, they asked for breakfast before presents. After our big breakfast we got to it. The boys were maniacs. Ripping and tearing any paper in sight. I felt like I didn't get to see anybody's gifts they opened because I was trying to control the boys. Oh well, they had a good time. It was a great Christmas at the Brown's. And afterward we headed over to my parents house to hang out and open a few more gifts. I love having our families close so that we can spend time with both at the holidays. Merry Christmas to all, thank you for all the kind gifts, the great food, and fun times.
Choc chip pancakes!
Rip & Tear
lego headlamp - for all his late night lego building
This was a pirate treasure that Ethan had to excavate in order to find his buried treasure. It was work to get to. My knuckles were raw.
Eric's favorite gift - an inversion table to help relieve his back pain.
Beach volleyball on Christmas - amazing.
Lucy Jean - posing like a pro
Corona del Mar beach
Sunset view from the beach house.