Side note-Avery did not ask for a dollhouse. In fact, she didn't ask for anything. Santa had to come up with his own ideas.
Because the living room is in between our room and the kids rooms, we covered the gifts with a sheet so Avery wouldn't see it when she got up (inevitably before we got up). We had to wake Ben up and he wasn't too happy about it. Once they were both up, we left them pull off the sheet-not ideal but it was the best solution we could come up with!
After we opened presents we headed over to Mimi's for brunch-and of course more presents.
We spent the rest of the afternoon and evening playing with new toys and sorting through the toy madness.
I would say the kids are more than fortunate. They were showered with gifts and have been up to their ears in new things to play with ever since. I think we all had a wonderful Christmas. Each year seems to be better than the last.