This year we celebrated early. We decided to open gifts and party on my mother-in-laws last day in Palatine. We had a lot of fun and the kids have been hype to the 10th power since we began our Christmas activities. We've been doing a lot of baking, arts & crafts, and house light viewings in the past few days but the hardest challenge so far has been trying to wrap a dragon pillow pet! Seriously! It was too big for a shoe box to small for any of our readily available used mail boxes. I made it happen but whew...lol.
|My arch nemesis, "The Dragon!"|
|"The Dragon," defeated.|
|The kids waiting to see the gifts under the tree.|
|Fashion Design Book (Toys R' Us)|
|Fire Station (Toys R' Us)|
|Nail polish (TJ Maxx)|
|Knitted Cap (My aunt-in-law Denise)|
|Light Saber (Toys R' Us)|
Our 4 year old got a Kindle Fire, nail polish, body paint, dolls, a Bumblebee Transformer, a Ben 10 vehicle, a princess dress up kit, Race Cars, etc.
Our 7 year old got a Heavy Bag, boxing glove set, dolls, Adventure Time figurines, nail polish, another easy bake oven, 3 more pillow pets, body paint, a knitted dog cap etc.
Our 8 year old got a camera, body paint, a huge teddy bear, polish, make up, desk organizers, purses, fashion design kits, mixing bowls, dolls, a knitted fish cap, etc.
Purchasing gifts for our girls was easy because our girls are pretty diverse and way advanced for their ages. We weren't stuck buying ballerina/princess everything. We knew they would enjoy their gifts from us and our awesome family. I'm just glad to have all three of them here, 10 fingers 10 toes each. Sigh, I love my family.