Waiting for the fun to begin at 6:30 AM (or earlier)
It's Johnson tradition for Dad (Grandpa) to read the story of Christ's birth from the Bible
Another Johnson tradition is for all the kids to line up from youngest to oldest before coming to see what Santa brought. Benson was so excited and I love the look of anticipation on everyone's faces.
This is what they were walking into! Santa definitely came!
Always an orange at the bottom of the stocking. Benson peeled and ate his right then and there.
Benson's BIG gift this year was an amazing train table (hand me down from Aiden and Regan and AMAZING!)
He got a few "neigh neighs" (as he calls horses) which were unknown to her handed down from Avery (thus the look on her face, lol)
He got a flashlight and some ping pong balls in his stocking. Random, but Santa knows what the kids like.
Helping Daddy open his present.
I think he likes it.
Benson got a lot of fun presents! He loved them all.
The boys playing. I think Scotty likes the trains too!
Christmas morning was a blast. It is such a different experience with a kid. It is all about them. I kind of missed opening presents this year, but honestly watching Benson open and play with his presents was 100x better.
Christmas day we all went our separate ways, but only after some shared their "passion speeches". My dad has us prepare a 3-5 minute passion speech (talk) about something we are passionate about. It originated a few years back because we have a very "passionate" family who like to voice our opinions, but sometimes there are too many people talking at the same time and we don't get to really voice our thoughts. We all complain about having to do this, but it is always a great experience.