I tried to remember what my Christmases were like at Zachary & Josh's age. I think when I was 10, I got a tape recorder and a guitar. Actually those came from my grandparents. When I was 7, one thing I remember getting was a --- you are so going to laugh -- a "J.J." doll. I mean "J.J." from the show "Good Times"! You pull a string and he would say 'Dy-no-mite"! Really - I am dead serious! I know I got lots of other things, but those are the things that stick out in my mind. I was an only child - it didn't take much to amuse me!
Tomorrow morning will be a blast! Sarah will be the most fun to watch. Her theme this year is Dora. Ava is still borderline Elmo - but she likes Dora too. Josh would be happy with a ball of yarn and Zachary's stash is just a hodge-podge. He is so hard - he's very particular and really never asks for anything. Charles & I were examining everything and thought it really looked bare - but everything is so small. We honestly didn't go all out - there is no need to and we really don't want our kids to expect it. They have 2 uncles (plus other family) who spoil them greatly - which is fine! I think all kids deserve to have someone who will go all out for them. Uncle Danny & Uncle Randy are extremely creative and put lots of time and thought into their gifts. I am so grateful my kids have them! They love their uncles and love spending time with them!
I hope all of my friends and family have a blessed Christmas. I am in awe of how blessed I am this season. I have no doubt there will be some serious changes in our family next year (no - I am NOT pregnant!) but for right now - this moment - under this roof is my best friend and 4 little rays of sunshine who mean more to me than anything else in the world. I have everything I could ever want this Christmas. God has been so good to me. Merry Christmas everyone!