The best moment came when it was James's turn to open his first present, and he had a big box wrapped with his name on it. He opened it, saw the Batman Tower, and gasped, "Oh! Santa REMEMBERED!"
The other big moment was when Max got a phone. This came earlier than I wanted (I had said high school), but a friend did not need their phone anymore after they upgraded. It was quite cracked, so we paid to have it fixed. It is also very basic -- no data plan, lots of privacy protections, etc. But now with a texting app he can reach us after practices or while babysitting, and he can text his friends about homework so they don't have to text me. Everyone at middle school (he claims) has a phone, and kids younger than Ben are getting them (don't get me started about how mad that makes me).
Ben's main present was the Millenium Falcon Lego set. It is his biggest set ever. He says to write here that he is using it in his MOC (My Own Creation) of Takodana, from The Force Awakens. we took this picture after several hours of putting it all together.
Andrew got some mustaches in his stocking, which I thought would be just a gag gift, but it was one of his favorites that day. JB kept teasing him that it must be cousin Andre visiting, because he didn't look like our Andrew.
My sister Rebekah, and a random dude on KSL Classifieds, help me fulfill these growing Chiefs' fans wish for new gear. Bekah brought the shirts out from Kansas City at Thanksgiving, and random dude had three new hats for sale in Salt Lake City.
Ben also got BYU socks, and Max a Utah shirt. Taking sides.
Andrew and James also got some things for play-pretend/imagination/dressing up, and Andrew got more Star Wars Lego sets.
Don't forget girlie! She didn't really care. I got her a little dolly and she just shoved it aside. And I wrapped up some new books for her because she loves books, but I think she was too distracted by all the fun happening around her to notice.
I gave JB replacement plates and cups I found on eBay for those that have broken out of our set, and some other things. He got me new boots and lotion and a new top, all of which I LOVE.