Gabi makes cookies and sings for Santa.
After we went to vigil mass (where Daddy cantored), we came home and opened one present each. (In Mommy's family tradition, they open all their presents on Christmas Eve, but in Daddy's family, we open them on Christmas morning. This is our family compromise.) Gabi was kind of tired and ornery, but she loves opening presents. The next video shows some present opening from both Chrismas Eve and Christmas Day.
Opening Christmas presents.
Presents in this video, in order of appearance:
American Girl outfit (for baby doll)
Annabelle's jingly bear
Cooking utensils and play food
Daddy's heart (model)
Doctor kit (with stethoscope)
**At the end, Gabi says, "Thank you!"**
We spent all day opening presents because Gabi wanted to open each one (even the ones that were for Mommy, Daddy, or Bella) and then play with her new toys right after she'd opened the package. If your present isn't mentioned or featured here, it's not because we didn't appreciate it. It's just that we didn't think we'd really want to watch a replay of Gabi slowly opening each present, so we didn't tape all of it on video. Thank you so much to all our friends and family for thinking of us and for all the wonderful presents!