It is a (relatively new) tradition for us to go to Let's Play in downtown Hillsboro and shop for the cousins!!
The local cousins all draw names for Christmas, a procedure that will likely change as Marcus and I now have more than half of the kids. ;o) This year we left Celeste out of the drawing (she didn't notice) and continued on as normal.
I like to wait until a week or two before Christmas to hit the toy store for the cousin gifts. The kids really get that "Christmas-y feeling" with the twinkly lights downtown. It works out well to go on an evening before Religious Ed, and then go out for fast food before classes start at 6:45pm.
|Luckily Let's Play keeps wish lists on file!|
|Bunny thought this dress might be good|
|This plain brown rock would make a good |
gift for Sophs.
|James can't understand why this nice Groovy|
Girl doll isn't on Lukie's list….
|Gemma thinks this baby doll would be great|
And Sedric thought some Thomas trains would be a swell gift for Eliot. :o)
Luckily, Marcus and I directed the kids to some more ~appropriate~ gifts for each cousin.
After shopping and wrapping we made our way down the street to Subway. With coupons and daily-deals, we go out of there for under $20!
|Seddy ended up eating the WHOLE 6-inch!|