Well, another holiday is in the can. And let me tell you, we are not going to starve anytime soon. 😀 Presents were modest, and the best fun was had by people trying to stick to a low budget while still getting something to make the recipient smile, laugh, or just plain go “WUT?”
I didn’t have the chance to update earlier with a story of Emma’s Christmas shopping. She was browsing a mall kiosk of knick knacks and a confusing mush mash of goods, looking for something for her brother. She was entranced by the display of geode rocks, all sparkly and the clerk was smiling down upon her. Emma flipped the rock over, read the pricetag, yelled “FIVE DOLLARS?” and slammed it back on the table.
So ever since then, we’ve been yelling “FIVE DOLLARS?” at random intervals.
Santa made the rounds on Christmas Eve when people were going to bed. He read Emma a story, gave mommy new jammies and kissed her soundly in the hallway, much to teenage disgust.
Addison and Kaytlyn also brought up their Wii, so we’ve been playing that quite a bit as well.
I’m starting to feel like my grandmother though. In charge of the whole thing, ensuring people are fed, happy and have clean towels. Although I did notice most people have been waiting for me to get to the table before they start eating. 😀
And now for the partial presents list:
– K got A a DVD of the Historical minutes. We got him Steven Cobert’s book.
– I made K a tea cozy from pink unicorn and rainbow fabric
– Ron got FOUR Tim Horton’s gift cards, a marble run toy and some magnetics. Plus a temperature gun.
– Emma’s gifts were mostly licensed toys, some DVDs, and a model of a skeleton
– Meaghan got some Harry Potter stuff and enough paints to keep her busy for at least a year
– Sarah got an emo hoodie, about four guitar books/magazines and we bought her a silly winter hat
– I got a pile of crafty scrapbooking artsy stuff and a 3-pack of scissors, and two Sims expansion packs