The kids went to bed really late on Christmas eve but decided to wake up very early on Christmas morning. They went downstairs and came running back up announcing Santa had come. We told them to wait in the family room (where the presents were not) for us to come down and then we would begin. We came down quickly and the boys proceeded to open their stockings. They so enjoyed opening every little thing. We do not go crazy on Christmas. They get a couple gifts-- typically one big gift and a few small ones-- and then a the gifts from Santa. We try to keep Christmas in perspective and to focus on the reason for the season as opposed to gifts. Anyway, the boys opened their stockings and a few gifts.
Mia also opened her gift including a Cabbage Patch Doll that I have been trying to give Mia for 2 years. I think she is almost old enough so we got it out of the closet, dusted it off and gave it this Christmas. She seemed to like it although she may be a tiny but young but give her a few months and I think she will be perfect.