We had our basement ruined by Hurricane Irene back in early September. We finally had it finished about 2 weeks ago, but we did not let the boys down there until Christmas day. As far a they knew, it was still under construction. Mom and I set up the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve, and then I built the train set around the tree.
They were very surprised on Christmas morning!
Nathan at one point said "Daddy, I will open my presents later. Right now, I just want to play with the trains." That made me feel like a million dollars.
Nathan has so many presents....that he is sitting on presents to open other presents.
And Christmas Night, we got a visit from Kevin and his new bride Lisa.