Dec 25, 2013

Christmas Morning, Part 3

Cille's frankincense gift from Mawmaw and Pawpaw was a collection of Gigi books...
Watts got a Noah's Ark book...
Their gold gifts from their grandparents were animals that they asked for...
Cille loved her kitty...
Watts got a fancy car track...


Cille also got a special bracelet from Aunt Sarah...

And Watts got a gift that keeps on giving...and by giving, I mean making lots of noise: a popcorn popping elephant.  Thanks, Aunt Sarah.  Tripp's now getting a bullhorn for his birthday...

It was finally time for the grownups to open some gifts.  Pawpaw was excited about his...
...a camouflage blanket that the girls made themselves!  Mossy Oak Break-Up, of course...
Mawmaw got a new angel charm for her grandmother's bracelet...

Funny story about Mawmaw's jammies...she bought them especially for Christmas and did so because of the cute bows she noticed on the pants.  She did not, however, unfold the shirt and notice the large bedazzled martini glass in the center.  We had lots of fun picking on her about being the Christmas lush.  In the immortal words of Mimi, "I need a martini and a tranquilizer; my nerves are shot!"  Mawmaw probably did need a martini after spending Christmas morning with our crew...

Grandma Tonie got the most beautiful calendar ever...it was full of pictures of her grandkids...
Pawpaw and Mawmaw also got their annual Our Adventures Together book from the kids...
And they got a book of the year for each kid...

Damon is holding one of my favorite gifts this Christmas...a fingerpainting Watts made for me and Daddy at school...
After all the grandparents were on the road back home, Stella shared one final gift with her daddy.  This year at school they had a little store where the kids could buy gifts for their family members.  I gave Stella a set amount and she got to decide how she wanted to spend her money.  She chose to buy gifts for Daddy, Mommy, and Cille, because they didn't have any baby items for Watts.  She was so eager to give the gifts that only Daddy's made it to Christmas morning still in the wrapping...
She chose a Christmas-themed tie that played music for her dad.  What a perfect gift!
It is so sweet to see Stella's generous and loving spirit.  Isn't that just like Christmas?

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