"No one is allowed into the tree room to see what Santa has brought until you hear Christmas music."
This allows all parental and grandparental figures to be in place to see the kids' reaction and the like. So, these two stayed in Carter's room until they heard the music and then the fun continued!Papa Whittle joined us for the morning to see the kids open presents and to open a few hisself. The kids loved having him there and he enjoyed seeing them as well. Laura Beth found a new guitar and stand along with a CD player, calendar, legos and other goodies from Santa. Carter found a catcher's mitt, catcher's helmet (which he was convinced Santa would not be able to bring him until next year because his head would be bigger) and baseball cards galore! Damon got home improvement gift cards and Wii accessories. I got Wii Fit and a new Bama sweatshirt along with other goodies! Dad got a new drill and Mom got an iron. Papa got some new clothes and I made a scrapbook for him with pictures from his honor flight. It was a great morning topped off with a phone call from the big man himself . . . .
That's right, Santa calls our house each year to talk to the kids. They make us proud by telling him, "Thank you!," as soon as they are on the phone with him. They asked early in the morning if Santa would call again this year and he delivered!! Thank you, Santa! A few hours later, family arrived for a big Christmas dinner. We all enjoyed being together, but especially enjoyed Mary Beth and her first Christmas! I could not stop taking pictures!