We were probably more excited than Addie, as it took every ounce of willpower to keep her gifts a secret. We were excited for Mason too, but especially for Addie since this year she anticipated Christmas for the first time.
The big gifts were an Art Easel & a Doll House. We set them up for her on Christmas Eve, then went to bed. I awoke to a little girl standing at my bedside. She leaned in & said, "is it time to get up yet?!"
We all hurried downstairs, anxious to see her reactions. She noticed her dollhouse first and asked, "what is THAT?!" She was all smiles as she checked out her doll house.
Then, as you can see in the video, she had "breakfast" and finally spotted her Easel in the living room. She was speechless! (very unusual for her)
Later we opened the wrapped presents and the rest of the day was spent going from toy to toy, playing with everything!
We had a great day as a family, enjoying good food, music and all the blessings we have. We explained to Addie that we give gifts on Christmas to celebrate the gift of Jesus that God gave us. Addie exclaimed, "Happy Birthday, Jesus!"
The Doll House
Admiring her new dolls