At home Aidan and Austin got new Christmas PJs from Grammy and were very excited to put them on. They were less excited about going to bed, but before bed they did put out fresh-baked chocolate peanut butter chip cookies for Santa and 8 carrots for his reindeer (Rudolph wasn't coming because it wasn't a foggy night).
Aidan & Austin did eventually fall asleep and Mommy, Daddy and Grammy stayed up a while longer waiting to catch a glimpse of Santa. The boys didn't take our late night into consideration and woke us up with shouts of "It's Christmas" and "Santa was here" at 4:44am! We got them to snuggle a bit in bed, but by 6am, Mommy was tired of hearing "NOW is it time to open presents" every 5 minutes. So I got up with Aidan who was then allowed to wake up Grammy and headed for the living room. Aidan found a letter from Santa and read it with Grammy.Then the unwrapping began. Some of Aidan's favorite gifts are his train whistle, level crossing and diesel engine for his HO train set and the slot car race track Santa brought for both boys. Austin loves taking pictures on his digital camera, playing with his Hess truck and wearing the special flashlight that straps on his head.