Tuesday, December 28, 2010

We Need a Little Christmas... Morning

Margaret woke us up bright and early Christmas morning. Fritz made funnel cakes with his new toy, then we went downstairs for gifts.

Our family tradition is to give the kids three gifts apiece, one each for gold (a special gift they've really been wanting), myrrh (something practical), and frankincense (something that promotes family togetherness). They also get a handmade gift from Santa.  The stockings are filled with consumable goodies, little luxuries, and practical items made special (eg. character toothpaste versus generic).  Margaret also gets a Meg and Mog book every year.  I imagine we'll have a similar tradition with subsequent children.

Margaret's gifts this year were:

Frankincense - Melissa and Doug chunky tool puzzle and vehicle maze
Meg and Mog - Owl at School 

Santa - soft busy book I made

Stocking - set of fairy board books (from Target's dollar bin), Charlie and Lola board book set, cereal bars, and an orange in the toe

My mom also bought her a child-sized recliner, which was delivered straight to our house.

Margaret immediately went for the box of art books.

She gave each gift a bit of attention...

until she realized there was a great big present under all those dinky, little ones! She spent the rest of the morning climbing in and out of her chair.

We lazed around in our jammies and watched Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (while Margaret continued to climb in and out of her chair), and then we got ready to go to my parents' house.



Anonymous said...

I really love the gold, frankincense and myrrh idea!


Cary Milkweed said...

I love that idea, too! I also love the look of the little soft book you made.

Laura Ingalls wannabe said...

Thanks! I'm hoping our little "gift formula" can help keep us focused on a few thoughtfully chosen gifts for each other, rather than stuff for stuff's sake.