Santa and all his helpers were extraordinarily generous to all of us this year. Claire and Louise opened a few presents and started playing. It took several sessions for them to open all their gifts. (Charlotte didn't have that problem, and happily opened the gifts to the whole family). Louise loved her jump rope, craft projects, and books. Claire put on her tool belt and superhero costume, picked up a drill, and reconstructed our house. Charlotte looked beautiful in her feather boa and cool shades. Mommy and Daddy got exactly what they wanted, and they enjoyed chatting with neighbors over brunch whilst the children cooked in the play kitchen, drove the train, and generally displayed a remarkable amount of Christmas spirit.