We enjoyed our St. Nicholas Day celebration today. We open our stockings on this day rather than Christmas. We think it spreads the fun out through the month more! Since Daddy was home due to sickness, we started opening some gifts when Kemie got home from work. There was a reason I wanted them to open their "warm" gifts early. They were waiting in anticipation....
Victoria guessed that it was a candle which really wasn't too farfetched from the shape and feel of the package.
Kemie's burned down the quickest so she got to reveal her ring first. Everyone watched eagerly!
A very lovely yellowish-green ring was found. It was an interesting shape also.
Hannah was next. What would hers reveal?!?
A lovely purple stone with cubic zirconia (or are they diamonds?!?!) was found.
It wasn't until a little later in the evening that Victoria had decided she was done waiting
and dug into her candle to find her ring packet.
She ended up with a very lovely dark green round stone with silver around it.
Abigail followed Victoria's lead and dug hers out. It was a clear stone (sorry, I didn't get a good picture of it)
Gretchen's finished product
And Kemie's grumpy old man house complete with a mustache!
Spicy chocolate for Daddy
Excited for jelly beans!
A bible for Abigail
And notebooks for Victoria
Hannah is happy about her Target giftcard
but not happy she only got only 1 book of the back stories from Lord of the Rings.
Kemie received a scroll telling the history of her name which comes from the Scottish surname of McKemie
Mama received an iTunes gift card
along with yummy chocolates!!
We had to close our eyes because she didn't have them wrapped.
The big surprise was the Dr. Who shirts that she made for the other 3 older sisters. The amazing thing was she had done them in a day and a half!! I guess I won't complain too much about the time she hides in her room if she is being that creative and efficient!
I fell asleep while waiting for her to bring mine over.
I guess this could fall in the "wood" category but I will just say it is pretty!!