Christmas morning Little Man woke up, we all got up, and we went downstairs where we each opened one present. Little Man was finally able to give Hubby the present he had picked out for him. I had taken him to the Dollar Tree to pick something out for Hubby after his class had learned about money. I figured that would be safe since everything was a dollar I wouldn't have to worry about him picking something expensive. He chose a musical tie. And I told him what it was, but he was only really concerned with the fact that it played music. So, I gave him a dollar and a dime and he handed it to the cashier after she had rung it up, and then we went home and wrapped it right away so Hubby wouldn't see it. And Little Man runs up to him and says, "Daddy I got you a present, it's a surprise, it's a rope." Later he told Hubby it was a scarf. So, it kind of worked out that he didn't understand really what he had picked out! Anyway, afterwards we ate some cookies and drank eggnog before my brother and nephew came over. And then the present madness began. We all received great gifts, and the boys, I'm surprised their heads didn't start spinning. After opening presents we ate more cookies, cleaned up, got dressed, and my brother brought over his inflatable punching bag that he decided to give me since he's getting a different one. And after filling it up we went out into the backyard and EVERYONE (including my Mom) took a whack or two. It was good to get some air and exercise, and let the boys burn off some energy.
The rest of the day was spent looking at our gifts, playing with the boys, cooking, eating, going to the memorial garden to leave flowers for my Pop and my grandparents, and enjoying each other's company. And I realized after looking at the photos that I didn't make one present this year, I must really be slipping!