We had a great Christmas. I loved have the weekend leading up to the holiday. It seemed so much more relaxed. And then I took an extra day after Christmas and worked primarily from home after that.
Maria got her American Girl doll that she has been talking about since September. She was pretty excited to get it from Grandma and her aunt on Christmas Eve, because she thought that meant she would have 2 when Santa brought her one that night. (She asked Santa for the doll, because she knows they are expensive and that way I wouldn’t have to pay for it!)
Charlie was a pirate for a couple of days. He got a spyglass and pirate scarf, complete with a map leading to buried treasure. Fortunately we realized the map was a prized possession and scanned it in before it got lost so we can make more copies. He used the map to guide Chad to my parents house on Christmas day. “Go to the X, Daddy!”