We have always opened presents from mom and dad on Christmas Eve, while Santa brings the presents on Christmas Day. I've continued that tradition, and the girls always have a great time opening their gifts after church. We have also started a tradition of spaghetti dinner on Christmas Eve as well, which I'm sure one day (when they actually start eating) will come to enjoy as well. It was a great night, and thankfully, we didn't have to stay up too late (except Josh helping Santa put together the trampoline that he kept having to re-do the springs).
|we let them open one present before church since they did a good job with pictures|
|A princess castle for Lila and Alli|
|Santa's helper working hard|