The kids all had their homemade gifts that they'd done in school or at activity days and I bought myself white church shoes, from Scott :).
With our 5 kids ranging in age from 4 to almost 12, my role as mother now, has changed somewhat from when they were all young and needing me to meet most of their basic needs (feeding, changing, keeping them safe, carrying them from place to place). In the mornings, once I've taken care of myself, 'sharpening the saw' as Stephen R Covey would put it, I am the supervisor/manager and I make sure children have done their chores, made their lunches, fixed their hair and cleaned up their messes before they head out the door for school. During the day I do a lot of cleaning, cooking and spending time with Nora and Jane, who is in half day kindergarten. We read stories, do homework, I help Jane with her piano, we have quiet reading/writing time, and I try to have them get some exercise each day (endorphin's make us happy, and I like happy people :)); Nora's exercise is usually biking to school with the kids and mom each morning. Once the kids are home, around 320, I am usually in the kitchen where I welcome them and ask them about their day, they get a snack and start on homework and piano and I am there to help with whatever they might need, including memorizing spelling words, timing for reading or math, helping with a project etc. I'll also usually finish dinner prep at this time and do a little more tidying. Oh, and I'm also the chauffeur and Wed and Th I take kids to piano lessons and during different seasons, I drive different children to different sports practices. I'm grateful we are close enough to our church that our kids can walk to cub scouts and activity days.