Paige is definitely all girl & loved the dolls & little girl gifts she received. Sometime in the last few months she discovered Barbie & that was all she would say she wanted. But she was so excited with this baby & another doll she received from her Mommy.
Kerrigan just wanted clothes! She is almost 10 & has decided she is too big for dolls. But I couldn't resist & did put a small doll in her "stocking bag". She loves "Justice", a young girls store, & received jammies, purses, cologne & lotions, & an outfit from there.
Parker is a "G.I. Joe" guy now & several of his gifts were "Joe" things. His large gift was a missile launcher....& it looked like it would be so much fun to play with. I remember when Jeff always wanted G.I. Joe for Christmas.
Well, I said I'd never buy my grandsons a toy gun...but look who got one! Whenever I would ask Carter what he wanted for Christmas, the only thing he would tell me was "a deer gun". Jeff said what he wanted was a gun with a scope. I really didn't intend to get him one, but knew he would be disappointed if Santa didn't fill his request. So, I think it was just this Monday, I found myself in Rural King, & there it was...just what Carter was wanting. He couldn't have been more thrilled, & I'm happy that he got it.
It was a wonderful day, except for Jeff being so sick. He finally crawled down the stairs late in the day & managed to open his gifts after everyone else had finished. I'm always worn out by the time Christmas gets here, but it was worth all of the mall walking, & bargain hunting, trying to find just the right gifts for each loved one.
Somehow this season was more hectic than any I remember. I never got all of my decorations out, a thing or two didn't get purchased (but no one noticed!) & I only baked one batch of sugar cookies, never getting to the candies & mixes. I think I found out that it really isn't necessary to get it all done.
What is most important is to be with our family & loved ones, & to remember our Savior's birth! Oh yes, I did bake Him a special red velvet birthday cake.