The first thunder woke me a little after one am. And it was anything but little. It was loud. And then the hail started. It woke up everykid but Owen. The hail lasted about 15 minutes and then everyone was finally asleep when we got to repeat the whole thing at 2:30 am. And then at 3 am the pool alarm went off following a really close lightning? Then another wacky hail storm at 4:30 and the last one at 6:15.
No one slept last night. . . at least that's how it felt.
We all assembled on the stairs and the kids loved finding the hallways and rooms wrapped so that they could come downstairs but still not see what any of the presents were.
The tore through the paper and found some new bikes and outdoor toys, their stockings, and "just a few" other things under the tree for them.