Friday, December 26, 2008
The Day After...
What a great Christmas! At 7am, I was shaken by one very excited 8 year old! Frankie had gotten up to do Kacey's morning blood sugar check and instead of doing it quietly, he woke her up because he was the excited one! I stumbled out to the living room...and with no coffee (I usually wake up and put coffee on before I wake the girls on Christmas morning) I got my camera as they began to open things. This year instead of letting them tear into everything and then not really knowing what they got, we did something a bit different. They each took a turn opening a present of their choice. All of those presents they opened were from "Santa" and then we had a "special" present for them! Once they opened the presents from Santa then they exchanged the gift they bought for one another. Kayleigh got Kacey a Hannah Montana barbie and some Skittles lipglosses. Kacey got Kayleigh the "Hello, Cupcake!" book she wanted. It's a very neat book with how-to for cupcake art. They'd forgotten about the gift from us and so they cleaned up the paper on the floor and I asked them if they were happy with all their presents? Which they were! Santa brought Kacey a bike, Kayleigh a new chef jacket and all sorts of other stuff! So Frankie says "Mumma, I think theres a few more presents we forgot!" ***grin*** Yep! So I brought out the wrapped box. I made them both open it together and if you could have seen the looks on their faces when they read... Wii!!! They both screamed and were jumping all around the room. We also got them the extra Wii remote, nunchuk, Wii Play, Wii gun and colored remote covers. The excitement was thru the roof by then! Frankie opened his gifts from the girls and then it was my turn.
My birthday was in August and I got my first Pandora bracelet with one heart charm. I haven't really had the extra money to throw away on more charms for it and so its been a lonely heart since August. Well, I opened up my present and it was another charm!! Two little girls on one charm...SISTERS. I got all teary eyed because I didn't even know they made one like that! It was my two girls :) Then I opened the envelope.... a $50 gift certificate...to take the girls to each pick out another charm for my bracelet. I was thrilled!!! I got a catalog with the charm and so the girls immediately started skipping thru the book to see which charm they wanted to choose for me. I took them down to the shop today and they each immediately chose a charm. Kacey chose the sneaker with a pink stone....a sneaker? I asked her why a sneaker? She replied, "Mommy, it's a JDRF sneaker!" I seriously thought I was gonna lose it right there! My eyes welled up with tears. OK! a sneaker it is! So then Kayleigh took a little more time to be selective. And then she chose! The hand with the sign for "I Love You" in sign language. Her reason, "This one is because I love you so much!" ***sigh*** So then I had $40 to spend from my mother-in-law and Frankie's aunt & Granny....so I got the locking beads to keep the4 charms in one section on my bracelet. It's soooooo pretty :) and most of all....each charm has a meaning which makes it very special!
Here is what it looks like now....
Lock bead, Heart, 2 Girls, JDRF sneaker, ILY sign, & Lock bead
It was a great day! The girls got tons of presents and were spoiled rotten (as usual!). I took them to GameStop this morning to spend their Christmas money and they got 3 new Wii games. They've been totally occupied for 2 hours now...and NO FUSSING! Imagine that! I just knew that they'd be fussing with one another within 20 minutes and they're actually playing together :) Good times!
I hope you all had a very Happy Holiday!
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