Max was thrilled that we were in the same terminal as last year, as it had a train that circled the rotunda.
Upon arrival at Uncle Rick and Aunt Carole's house, the kids immediately headed to the cuckoo clock. During Grandma's move from her house to Uncle Rick's, the clock had stopped working. Knowing how much his great niece and nephew loved it, Uncle Rick took it to a clock maker to get that bird moving again. It was well worth the time - the kids continued to dig it.
First, some gifting of Christmas cookies. The cornflake wreaths and the chocolate chip meringue cookies were 2 cookies Jess' Grandma would make every year, and were Jess' favorites. This was her first year making them.
Then, over to the Leonhardts for an amazing stuffed pork.
Snacks for Santa and his reindeer.
Maddie did not to put out her original note for Santa because she decided that she would love whatever he got her. Max still wanted that skateboard.
In the morning, the kids would be so excited that the stockings were so full that Santa had to put them on the ground with some presents behind.