Once the family arrived at 11, we were able to start opening presents. The kids were in heaven. They got so many fun things.
|Canyon got some bow ties as his "spiritual" present.|
|Craiger got a new CTR ring for his "spiritual" gift.|
|Bladen got a journal as his "spiritual" gift.|
|Lorien drew Taya's name & gave her a Hermione plush.|
|Lorien got a new dress for her "spiritual" gift.|
|And Cadence got a new dress for her "spiritual" gift too.|
|We gave Emery a pie face game. She loved it.|
|Canyon got a robe for his "need" gift.|
|Canyon drew Bladen's name & got him an angry birds Wii game.|
|Craiger's "want" present was a hydro flask water bottle. It cracks me up that my 6 year old wanted a water bottle more than anything else for Christmas.|
|Cadence got some undershirts for her "need" present.|
|Bladen drew Lorien's name & got her a Doctor Who necklace & pocket watch.|
|Canyon's "want" present was a Mario costume.|
|Taya drew Craiger's name & got him a stomp rocket.|
|We sure love having family together.|
|Lorien also got undershirts as her "need" gift.|
|And Bladen got a robe as his "need" gift.|
|Grandma Kinsfather is so beautiful. It was so nice having her with us for Christmas.|
|Taya's "need" gift was a new dress. She desperately needed new dresses.|
|Trek drew Canyon's name & got him one of those hilarious Chewbacca masks that screams when you open it's mouth. We were all playing with it all morning. We were all laughing SO hard.|
|Craiger got a robe for his "need" present.|
|Auntie Char got the whole family a spikeball set. This will be SO fun to play as a family outside. It will also be great for night games.|
|Auntie Tylee sent the kiddos a HUGE tower of candy. They loved that.|
|I've been SUPER excited about Taya's want present. I found this amazing Hogwarts castle toy with little figures of Harry Potter characters. She about died. She was SO excited.|
BUT . . . the highlight of the entire morning was Cadence & Lorien's "want" presents. Trek & I got them phones. They've been begging for cell phones for years, but we always tell them they can have them when they're 18. They totally didn't expect it & the looks on their faces were priceless when they realized what they had just opened.
Just look at this video. . . They were BAWLING!
Before we wrapped up the phones, Trek & I took HILARIOUS "selfies" on each of their phones & set the pictures as their backgrounds on their phones. So now every time they turn on their phones, they see our crazy faces. Being a parent is so fun.
Then of course all they did the rest of the day was play on their new phones. Typical teenagers.
|At the very end of the morning. Auntie Tarrish & Auntie Triskin gave each kid a giant lollipop with $20 attached.|
It was a wonderful Christmas. We had tons of fun with family & enjoyed every second of it.