We woke Christmas morning to find stockings stuffed and a bike under the tree (for me, woo hoo!). Then the kids arrived and the present opening began. They got lots of cool little things like hair bands and pencil sharpeners but then at the end, the real excitement began. First Tom pulled out a slip of paper from his Santa bag that read, Wii. He jumped in the air and screamed “Are you serious?!” He genuinely didn’t believe it. Then Alice pulled out a picture of a dog, which she was totally confused about. But before anyone could explain it to her, Harriet (who has wanted a horse as long as she knew what they were) pulled out a photo of a horse they ride sometimes in Houston. Instead of jumping up and down, she got really quiet and asked if it was a joke. It was very sweet. She didn’t actually cry but she was close. Then we ate pancakes.