We open gifts by turns, starting with stockings, and this can take quite awhile. We watch what everyone opens although I immediately forget.
The adults mostly get stuff they need or at least practical items that they can use. My gift to Sue's was sheep-skin lined slippers. We gave Shauna an indoor grill, and I was given two hats.
|One of my hats. I like it a lot with ear flaps which are good for a Canadian winter.|
.I like the other one better but don't have a photo yet.
|A sequence of Sue opening her slippers|
The kids made out very well, but they're good kids and really appreciate their treats. Danica get many little things, including numerous gift cards for this place or that.
Jonathan loved the team jacket we gave him. Team jackets are a big extra above and beyond the regular hockey fees.
But he was truly blown away by his gift from Mom — tickets to a Twenty One Pilots concert (whoever they are).
|JJ reacting to the tickets. He got quite emotional.|
And the cat rested happily in the detritus between Shauna and Danica on the small couch.
By noon, they were off to their Dad's for part 2. We soon left for home, and I think we all had naps, or tried to.