Each year we travel up to Mechanicsburg, PA to stay at Tom’s mom and Will’s house. We usually go up the day after Christmas and stay about three days. While we are there we have a “Christmas morning”. This means that we wake up early, unwrap presents together, have brunch, play and nap, and then have a nice Christmas dinner. The kids love having two Christmas’.
When I was growing up we did the same thing in Georgia, but we did it at Thanksgiving. It is always more fun to see everyone open their gifts rather than mailing them and hearing about it over the phone. I am glad that we carried on this fond childhood tradition for my kids.
This year we had a special surprise…..snow! It snowed a little before we got there, but when we woke up on “Christmas morning” (Saturday) it was snowing. It has been coming down all day and we should get about 5 inches. the kids went out into the snow to play. We all lasted about 15 minutes. It was cold! They did snow angels, tried to build a snowman, and then just ran around in the snow.
Of course we didn’t come prepared with snowsuits, mittens, snowboots, etc. Everyone had on rubber rain boots, mittens that were too big, and jeans….not exactly snow clothing! It did the job though: it let the kids play in the snow.