Since we were going out of town a few days before Christmas this year, we decided to do our own private little "Christmas morning" at home the day before leaving. It was so fun being able to really get into it this year, now that Tatum is a little more aware. Obviously she doesn't know who Santa is and really doesn't care that he ate her cookies and left a note. (Well...she actually might care about those cookies being eaten...) But she did open her presents this year, and she loved that part.
Every time she riiiippped that paper, she would break into the biggest smiles and laughs.For her presents this year we went with the "Want, Need, Wear, Read" theme. Then, Santa brought a stocking with a board book and a set of flashcards + a doll. She got one gift per category from us, except for "read"...I mean, it's books, come on. I like how we did gifts this year, and I think it's something we will continue. It made it easier to pick gifts out, stay within a reasonable budget, and not go overboard. One thing that we will do differently next year will be for Tatum to give gifts. She will get to buy or make something for me, her dad, and her sibling.Christmas with kids is the best. I'm so excited that next year we will get to celebrate with two!