We let Anna and Sam have a mini slumber party, and they promptly woke up at 6:30am. Anna said they woke up earlier but she sang a few songs to Sam in the meantime. Steve had straightened up the living room the night before and filled the stockings to the brim.
Sam was so excited to open up his Motorized Marble Racer.
It really is one of the coolest toys ever and perfect for Sam, who is always making new "inventions" from various odds and ends.
It's fun for both Anna and Sam!
Later we enjoyed the window decor which Steve received from a popular coffee venue which was discarding these the day before Christmas. He's so resourceful.
For once we deservedly gave my mom a break from cooking and had Honeybaked Ham, corn pudding and a potato bar for brunch.
Posing before eating!
Yumi made some beautiful cupcakes for dessert.
Mari enjoyed opening presents for herself and Baby Julia. She also wove some gorgeous scarves for myself, Yumi, and Mama.
At this moment in time, I think Anna's statement was true: "We have the messiest room in the world!"
Later we had a Guitar Hero marathon. Do you like Rob's jammies, selected by Anna? We took a break during our jam session and visited Papa at his rehab center. (He is doing better and better each day.)
Guitar Hero from left to right- Band Manager: Mari, Guitarist & Keyboardist & All-Around Musician: Rob, Vocalist (posing with guitar and new Hurley jacket): Anna, Bassist: Yumi, Fan Club: Sam and Mama, Drummer: Steve, and Vocalist: Mina. :)
Later Mama shared the cutest and yummiest Christmas cake she received from her work friends.
Thank you everyone, for all the wonderful gifts!
Merry Christmas everyone!