When we got to Grandma a.nd Grandpa’s house last week, the presents were all sitting out by the Christmas tree. A bit mound of boxes wrapped in shiny paper. It didn’t take long for Allie to invade the presents. So we all helped take the presents to Uncle Jeff’s room.
Thursday morning Grandpa was wrapping a present for a friend and Allie was fascinated. He gave her another small box and wrapped it. She played with it awhile and then opened it, then asked Grandpa to wrap it again. She opened it again… and then asked Grandpa to wrap it again. This went on about three times, I think until we were ready to go out for the day.
Then when it was time to open presents on Thursday night, we all brought the presents back out. Allie took great delight in bringing the presents down the hall!
By time it was time to open, Allie was raring to go. She wanted to open everything.
In true kid fashion she ripped through the paper and barely looked at what was inside!
She opened her own presents but didn’t stop there. She opened almost all of Grandpa’s, and some of Dada’s and Jeff’s.
Then we got to open more presents at Aunt Julie’s. She helped with the distribution by ripping off the gift tags. Then she enthusiastically ripped through these presents.
On Christmas morning there were more presents! These presents were special delivery from the North Pole. But I think by Christmas morning Allie was a bit bored with presents. We had to keep calling her back to open.
For this one I’m not even sure she looked at what was inside!
Christmas night we were at Grandma and Grandpa Swanson’s with MORE presents! Allie was much more intrested in the cookies that her aunts and uncles were sneaking into her hot little hands.
At least she drank her milk! Finally on the morning after Christmas, we had our little family gift opening. Allie was a little more focused on that, maybe just because there weren’t so many people around.
She got some really nice things. A cooking set, a new baby, stuffed animals, pajamas and books. One special item was the scrapbook Aunt Jocelyn (sitting next to her in the picture above) made. She said she’s going to add to it as Allie gets older. It was so thoughtful! And useful since I don’t even know where Allie’s baby book is, let alone add anything to it.
Of course with all the new toys, we need to find space to put everything!