Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Mitchell Gift Exchange

My 2 favorite people!

On my side of the family, usually we just rotate families for gifts. We have a $50 limit, and you either get something for each member of that family or a family gift. Well, this year, we decided to change things up a bit. It was getting difficult to buy something for a whole family for $50! And we also decided that the kids are the ones who enjoy it most, so we did a kid gift exchange instead. They each drew a name of one of their cousins, and then they had a $5 limit to buy a gift.

We got together on December 6th to celebrate and exchange gifts since Kacy's family was leaving the next week for Australia. We started with a Mexican feast, then sang a round of the 12 Days of Christmas before the gift opening started. Here's how some of the evening went - in pictures!

Kirra opening her gift

Abbi's first present! I'm pretty sure she had no idea what was going on.

The cutest gift EVER. I'm pretty sure Kacy spent more than $5 on this. She made the skirt and matching doll -I really think she should make them and sell them! I'll post a better picture of them soon.

Abbi had Brooklyn's name. She bought her a package of nail polish and some nail stickers.

I think Asher likes his stuffed animal!

Finn opening up his present.

My attempt to take a picture of everyone. My family is getting so big that it's hard to get them all in one shot!


Michelle said...

how fun! your family really is huge! I can't believe it! all those kids! That skirt and doll Kacy made are adorable!

Cassie said...

This looks like so much fun! You have such a big family. That skirt and the little doll are incredible -- she should definitely sell them!!