Christmas morning was very exciting this year because Palmer anticipated Santa's arrival for the first time.
On Christmas Eve, we laid out milk and cookies for Santa (and Mrs. Claus!) and carrots for the reindeer.
Santa's big present to Palmer was a train table with train set. Santa's helpers (daddy and Uncle Luke) stayed up close to midnight building the tracks.
Another present highlight was a toy violin. Palmer is into all things musical. After wrapping up a violin for another one of Palmer's friends this season, Palmer had it in his head that he, too, wanted a violin. We were all entertained with a Christmas Evening concert.
I also challenged Samantha to replicate the December Southern Living cover cake, a red velvet and cheesecake masterpiece. I think she succeeded.
Cousins Palmer and Elle in matching robes:
From our family to yours, Merry Christmas.