Tim and I made a little magic on Christmas Eve this year. After tucking in kids and wrapping the last presents we set up our tiny tree in front of the paper cupboard with a star of equal size hung from the ceiling. Calli got a glimpse of Santa at the mall a few weeks ago (+ we watched Santa Buddies together) so she was all about Santa this year. The first thing she said as she burst into the room was, "I love Jesus and Santa and my Family!!" So the "real" tree magic was worth it.
Calli's first present had gold writing - To Calli | From Santa. When she saw it she screamed and ran around the house, "My very first present from Santa!!" But she also asked why Santa used our wrapping paper, to which I replied, he was out and needed to borrow some.
Air tight case.
We made Calli smile like a normal person after this shot but it turns out I like this one the best. Unprompted joy can be scarce in a world with a 5 year old. (Well I guess all the presents were sort of a prompt but you can't even count on that!)
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And then there was a fabulous Christmas dinner at Dallas and Kelly's house.
Best presents: A pencil set for me, a $2 snow globe ornament for Calli, a Black Friday Special iPad, and a nice watch for Dad.
Video of the morning: Calli had 4 presents left and Grant was out so we gave her a speed round and one of her favorite presents was included. Enjoy!