From the baby: Sleeping all night (at under 3 months), having him wake up happy and smiling when he sees me
From Rho: getting random "I Love you Mamas" and a beautiful macaroni necklace
From Xan: Last week, the 3-5 graders did a school store/lawn sale for kids to buy stuff and for them to raise money. Xan asks for some money, so I give him $5 of his Christmas money and tell him to keep it around $2. He comes home with a bag full of stuff.
Me: "How much did you spend?"
Xan: "All of it." has a sheepish grin on his face.
Me: "I told you to only spend $2, but as it's money that you got for Christmas..."
Xan: "Oh- I forgot" slaps his forehead, though it's pretty obvious from his terrible lying that he remembered but chose to spend it all.
And then he shows me what he bought- and I'm expecting it's all mostly junk that he had to have. All but two small things were a gift for his family. Personally, I got a "pearl" necklace, bracelet and ring- he couldn't wait until Christmas. There aren't many kids I know that would just assume spend their own money on gifts rather than stuff for themselves. So I guess we're doing something right as parents.
Which is a pretty good gift in and of itself.