Our very own Snowman in Summer!
Angel's face when he opened up his CK One cologne and his steam mop. I hope somebody someday looks at me the way he looks at that steam mop...
Sarah's face whenever she or anybody opened anything.
When Angel passed out stockings to the kids and said, "Oh, these are heavy, I think there must be orange juice in these stockings!" and all the kids were like, "What? Why would there be orange juice in a stocking?"....and then there were juice boxes of...wait for it...orange juice. In the stockings. And Mom was asking Angel, "How did you know about the orange juice?" He said he didn't know. He just said that the stockings were heavy and they only thing he could think of to explain the heaviness of the stockings was orange juice.
Building a lego Mini Cooper with Dad.
Switching presents--Rebekah was accidentally given a Harry Potter necklace that MaryGrace had picked out months ago. That was a "Oops, put that in the wrong package...." moment, and we quickly gave it to MaryGrace before her heart was broken. My parents gave me a beautiful beaded belt that I'd seen in a store and asked for--they went to great lengths to find the exact belt. They gave it to me, and it was lovely. And it didn't even come close to fitting me. That was something we hadn't planned on. Aren't elastic waist belts kind of one-size fits all? This belt, however, fit Rebekah perfectly, and she loved it, so I gave it to her rather than messing with altering the belt to fit. Sorry, Mom and Dad, next time I fall in love with something and you guys go on a quest to find it....I'll check to see whether it fits, first.
The big girls admiring the muscles on the Ken doll that Sarah received.
Rebekah's special Christmas present from only Angel, not Rachel. Not Rachel's idea. All Angel's idea. Can not get mad at Rachel. Watch the video to see what these shenanigans were all about.
Eating a Christmas ham--fun fact...I love ham, and haven't had a real ham in a couple years. It was glorious.
It was Sarah's first time buying Christmas presents--she went out with Dad to night market and bought three matching "My Little Pony"-type stuffed animals, choosing the correct pony based on pony personality matching to her sisters personalities. I helped her secretly wrap the ponies ahead of time and since she'd bought and was wrapping a pony for herself, I asked if I should write "To: Sarah, From: Sarah" on the package. She said, no, I should write, "To: Sarah, From: Daddy" since Daddy drove her to market to buy the gifts. I was flabbergasted when the big girls opened up the packages and could name their ponies instantly. Apparently different ponies are recognizable and have names? Is this a new thing, or did I just somehow miss the My Little Ponies phenomenon completely? I knew Teletubbies had names but I didn't know My Little Ponies did...I thought their three matching ponies, all Sarah's vision and idea, were pretty cute.
Watching The Grinch Who Stole Christmas while covered up in a blanket because it was rainy and surprisingly chilly.
And Mom's best gift was more of an anniversary gift--all 7 kids, one son-in-law, and one prospective son-in-law worked together to get Mom a 26th anniversary band to wear with her wedding ring set. This anniversary band just so happens to have 7 tiny stones for her 7 awesome kids. We were pretty proud of this surprise!
So, spill. Got any tales of recipes gone wrong, Christmas presents gifted to the wrong person, Christmas presents that simply didn't fit, or awesomely incredible gifts given or received that you can't help but brag about? I'm all ears!