I don't usually like to focus too much on gifts, but it is fun to think back on some of the biggest "hits" in our gift giving! I always wonder what a "normal" budget is for one child's Christmas. We usually do about $100 for each child. We have big changes in mind for next year.
Kendi got a "Belle" wig to add to her dress-up basket, but decided to wear her new hair all morning, with a new hat she received. She pulls it off!
Here are the boys, practice shooting each other with their new guns. Actually, Bright thought it quite unfair that Samren's gun shot foam darts and did NOT want to stand this close to his brother for the photo op! LOL! This is the first year that Bright has been into anything remotely "boyish." It was fun to see him shooting up the house rather than crying after his sister's new wig (although he did do that just a bit later in the day)!Daddy got a shop-vac from the kids. I don't know who was more excited. The kids barely gave him enough room to open the gift, and you can see Kendi cheering because "It's exactly what daddy wanted!"
It always looks like we have a lot of gifts under the tree, but lots of them are $5 or under. We always get the kids a food gift--something they don't usually get to eat. Samren's was Easy Mac and some chocolate bars from Aldi.
The biggest gift reaction of the day was when they all opened a box with cotton candy. LOL! Seriously?! $1 bags of cotton candy gets you to jump up and down?!
Don't you just love the $5 stuffed toys and books that Kohl's has every year? It's become a tradition for my Aunt and Uncle to give these to the children each year. Of course, they love them and have quite the collection now!