We did our family gift exchange a night or two before heading out on our Midwestern tour. And, honestly, the giving was so much better than the receiving for our crew this year. It was lovely to see the generosity of the boys – they both made and bought gifts for everyone in the family with mostly their own money. I had always heard about others doing this and that the kids enjoyed watching people open their gifts, but this was the first year it felt really, really true for our own family. They enjoyed opening their gifts, but I think they were more excited about watching each person open the gift they had purchased and picked.
Ethan bought me a necklace and charm (from my sister’s company), a Colorado shirt for Mike (from the Global Bazaar) and a heart for Micah (from my sister’s company).
Micah got me soap (from the Global Bazaar), a couple used books and coupons for Mike, and various crafts/pictures for Ethan.
We got the boys each a game, a yo-yo, and some art supplies. Later, we gave them each a book and book pajamas (more on that in another post).
That evening we also had some time to Skype with Grandma Cleve and Great Granny A. The boys gave them a little show, too! =)