Every year we open our
stocking stuffers on
The stocking stuffers are almost more
exciting than opening the big
gifts on Christmas morning!
We each take turns opening gifts...
James was so excited for everyone to open
that he opened his up last because he kept
handing out gifts to everyone else!
All the stocking stuffers are just
little dollar items that I collect all year long
from sales and clearance shopping.
And we get a few of the same items every single year...
band aids, tooth brushes and scrubbies to name a few.
Angelina wasn't feeling too good,
but she still got into ripping open the gifts!
2 days before Christmas eve,
Angelina had the stomach flu,
then the day before she ate some of her cousins
dairy and wheat food and had
terrible indigestion all of Christmas eve...
Angelina found lots of earrings in her stocking!
James spent quite a bit of time
video taping from the leap pad...
didn't want to miss a single memory,
Someone found a spiffy new hat
in one of his little gifts...
still wears it on an almost daily basis!
And Elsie found the coveted
lump of coal in her stocking!
Last year we started the tradition of the lump of coal.
Last year Elsie gave daddy the lump...
so this year was Daddy's turn to give it someone.
He quietly wrapped it up and slipped it into
She was pretty happy to open it up...
because now she gets to wrap it up and
slip it into someone elses stocking next year!
We are hoping this will be another fun tradition
that will continue when our children
3 days before Christmas eve Elsie fell,
and broke her nose...
so she looked downright lovely for Christmas!
Christmas memories for sure!