We give our kids 3 gifts each year for Christmas. We try to keep things focused on our Savior Jesus Christ who received 3 gifts from the wise men, so we stick to 3 gifts as well to remember him. Our gifts consist of 1 want gift, 1 need gift, & 1 spiritual/church related gift.
Well, Monday night we sat all the kids down & presented them with their "want" gift from us. They were VERY confused at first & didn't want to open their gift until Christmas. But they opened them when we told them they needed to open them early.
Inside each gift was a t-shirt with Mickey or Minnie Mouse on it. They were even more confused because usually their "need" gifts were clothes . . . NOT their "want" gifts. Uncle Talon stood up in front of their confused little faces & asked them,
"Where do you think you would wear shirts with Mickey & Minnie on them?"
The younger kids didn't get it, but the looks on Cadence & Lorien's faces were priceless!
"WE'RE GOING TO DISNEYLAND!!!!"
There were screams, smiles, & even some tears at this announcement. Poor Taya couldn't stop crying. It's been years since we've been to Disneyland & my kids love it as much as we do. They were crying tears of joy. It was a GREAT surprise.
I've been looking forward to this surprise for several months now. I was SO excited.