Because we’re heading to the East Coast for the holidays, we celebrated Christmas Morning at our house early this year! We were SO excited to introduce Adele to presents, wrapping paper and stockings! Irving woke up at 5:30am and woke me up to ask me if it was time to open presents. “Not until Adele wakes up,” I said… and then added “And no, you can’t wake her up”.
Once she did wake up, we bounded to the living room to start on the big event! Santa came! And Adele was pretty excited about it. She was a natural at opening her gifts. She knew exactly how to rip the paper off and she seemed genuinely excited about her gifts. It was so cute to watch!
One of her favorites was a little horsey from our friend, Christina!! Adele loves it! Maybe because it’s just her size. She was in love. And apparently she shows her love by trying to rip the hair out. Be nice to the horsey, Adele!
Here’s a video of a very excited Adele meeting Mr. Horsey!
Irving and I didn’t tell each other what we got Adele, so that was fun to still have the element of surprise. I think we’ll do it like that in the future too, it was so much fun. We were just as excited to open Adele’s gifts as she was.
We did our usual Christmas Card game for Christmas this year. We have a bag of cards, each one has an adjective on it (ie: Something Red, something round, something made in America, etc). The rules this year were:
- Pick 6 cards
- Use at least four of them
- Cards can (and should) be for both the other spouse and Adele
Among some other gift, here’s a rundown of the gifts we got each other with the cards in mind!
GIFTS FOR IRVING:
-NO, IT’S NOT! – A travel tie holder (and instead of a tie inside, I put four Reeces bars).
-NEVER SEEN BEFORE – Membership to the Southern California Golf Association (And he knew ahead of time he was getting this because I needed his membership # to renew it).
-ACCESSORY – A Tie
GIFTS FOR ME:
-PERSONALIZED – A giftcard to Sweet to make two customized candy bars (YESSS!!!)
-ORNAMENT – A Necklace (ha!)
GIFTS FOR ADELE:
-SOMETHING STORED IN THE BOX IT COMES IN – A Shape Sorter from Ikea!
-NOT ENOUGH – Bubbles from Gymboree (and a Refil bottle to go with it!)
-PET – A replacement Puppy Lovey (in case one ever gets lost or dirty — she sleeps with it every night).
-SOMETHING GREEN – My First Golfbag (She LOVES this!)