One big mess, two bikes (one for Craig one for Lucy), three happy children, four--the amount of hours it took to finally get everything cleaned up, cleared out, and put away. Craig's conclusion: we have too many toys with lots of little peices. It was a fun morning and started off a wonderful day of just being home together (although Craig had to fly off to work at 3:00pm). The girls napped and Seth was quiet for quiet time in his room, so Craig and I even had a moment to stare dreamily into eachother's eyes and hold hands, then he made us hot fudge sundaes--in the middle of the afternoon!!! (not too mention a yummy lunch of goat cheese and egg souffle with mixed greens and grape tomatos). At the end of it all, Seth asked, "Can we do this again?!" I answered with a resounding "yes!" Two more times in fact--Christmas Eve at Grandma and Grandpa's and Christmas morning at Uncle Mark's with Nana and Papa! What lucky kids--three rounds of opening gifts...what will the expectations be for next year? Hmmm, I think we've set ourselves up for failure.