After the big-kid room reveal, our next Christmas morning stop was downstairs to see what Santa had left while the Babies slept (in Mommy and Daddy's bed).
Drew had a one-track mind (sorry for the bad pun)...
"Santa bring my train set??"
Emily lagged behind in her new room, still in awe of the Minnie Mouse pajamas that hung on her new dresser.
We tried to stall Drew on the stairs so he and Emily could come down together, but his patience grew thin. See how his mouth is open in this picture? He's yelling, "Come on, Emy!!"
He sees it! I love the way this picture captures him, mid-stride, his face gleaming with excitement!
"My train set!"
Well, actually the train set is for both you AND Emily...
You both have your very own conductor hats!
They were so taken by the train set, they didn't even notice the huge stack of presents Santa had left for each of them. They played happily with the train, stopping only to eat the big Christmas breakfast Marty had cooked. A little later in the morning, once Aunt Windy and Uncle Tom arrived, we finally pointed out the other gifts waiting to be opened. With a little encouragement, they put down the train and began tearing into the presents.
It was funny to watch them open the gifts and quickly set aside anything that wasn't a toy. Shirts? Hats? Socks? Big kid underpants? Boring.
Drew quickly picked up on the fact that the Chuggington train cars seemed to be wrapped in a square box. He went for all of those first. He looked a little disappointed when he opened the last one--only to find hat, gloves, and fuzzy socks.
Santa surprised Emily with not one, but two babies: American Girl boy-girl Bitty Twins! I was lucky enough to have the camera handy to capture this spontaneous hug while she squealed, "I love you little baby!"
It didn't take her long to pack the twins up, grab her diaper bag, and "go shopping!" I have no idea where she learned that from...
As you can tell, Emily and Drew must have been really good this year because Santa was really good to them. He really was.
But the surprises didn't stop there.
What did Aunt Windy and Uncle Tom have waiting in the garage?
To find out what was waiting in the garage, you'll have to tune back in for MaMe's Christmas: Part IV!