I hope everyone is enjoying a very Merry Christmas. Today started out obscenely early, but that's what Christmas morning with children is. Furtive whispers of, "Is it morning, yet?" coming from the kids' bedrooms and tiptoed feet on the stairs heading to check out the stockings on the mantel well before the sun has come up are par for the course when you have kids.
WD awoke at 2:45 and could not go back to sleep. He held off on checking out the stockings until 4. SB was up by 5. They were both whispering about what Santa had brought when I finally emerged from our bedroom signalling that it was officially morning and they could grab their stockings off the mantel and dump them out on the floor.
CG came out and started up a pot of coffee, and the present opening finally started. SB would crawl under the tree and grab a gift for WD and one for himself, announce who they were from, they'd open them, then SB would grab another 2 gifts. The last present was unwrapped by 6:15.
I made a berry strudel for breakfast. I didn't take pictures of the process, but I'll have to do a tutorial because it turned out so flaky and yummy. This was my first stab at gf puff pastry and it was a definite success. Puff pastry is a bit of a pain in the rump to make, but the results are so good it's worth the effort.
From Our Home to Yours
Have a Very Merry Christmas!