Our sweet Annelise sewed & stuffed a pillow for each of us for Christmas! She did them all completely on her own with her fabric & sewing machine and hid them all from us until Christmas morning ♥ ♥ ♥
Will is crazy into Pokémon:
BEHOLD: the elusive, discontinued Mr. Sketch 18 Pack of scented markers! DREAM COME TRUE!!!
Will was also thrilled for Beats Solo headphones (not wireless), an r/c Nerf drone, an r/c Lamborghini, Ocean for Men (his 1st signature scent! growing up...), the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, a Nike shirt, etc. Annelise was surprised by the pink chevron rug she had wanted since August (I ended up getting it on clearance at Aldi for $12 & hid it in my closet! ;-) It looks AMAZING in her room!), a *real* mannequin "like they use on Project Runway", an Elsa dress for her American Girl dolls, the Vera Bradley Attaché she fell in love with in November (No! Not $88! 75% off at the Vera outlet!), etc.
What were your kids' favorite gifts? I don't mean to focus on the materialism, but I do think it's interesting to remember what they were into at this particular age. :-)
For me, it was the year of sports bras! :-D JB bought me a TON of them - which is hysterical, b/c I do truly need them...but I just never would have guessed that *this* would become my life: fitness instructor who actually ASKS for workout wear! :-P For JB, it was the year of peppers: a food processor 100% dedicated to chopping his crazy hot Serrano & habanero peppers, as well as a Ghost Chilies Grinder, (think fresh peppercorn grinder, but it grinds ghost chilies! EEEEK!)
We got another *HUUUGE* surprise from Grandma & Grandpa Blake...but we'll just have to keep you hanging re: details on that one! ;-)