Just hear those sleigh bells jinglin' ...I mean registers chingelin'...
That is right, We have mass shopped and are nearly all done for Christmas. Just need stocking stuffers.
Wow, you may be saying...December is a very busy month. Our Anniversary falls on the 15. We celebrate Christmas on the 24 and Jesus' birthday on the 25. Butter's birthday on the 27 and Roo on Jan. 1.
So when I say we are nearly done with Christmas gifts, that means I'm only half done. I will tell you a secret though. Where the kids birthdays fall, I hit the after Christmas sells and never pay full price on their gifts. EVER. I go on the 26. It ROCKS. While most people are scouring for gift wrap and bow clearance, I'm cleaning house in the toys. Try it.
I'm really excited this year because the kids are getting less. YES, less. We chose a few small items and one big item. Santa will bring items that are shared. Butter is two part. We are getting her an American Girl doll. An American Girl Store is opening at Mall of America. (FINALLY) So for Christmas, she is getting the doll and on her birthday; we are taking her to the store for lunch and then she will be able to get her doll some new things. I will also be making lots of my cute little frames. If you'd like to get on my Christmas list I'll need a poem and address from you. Email me. firstname.lastname@example.org
I'll make you a special gift. (For the first 7 of you, I'm not trying to kill myself with crafts.) Remember you must write me a little poem...no roses are red stuff either. I know you all can write; I've read your blogs. The best poem will get a bonus. The spirit of giving has kicked into full gear. And Thanks to Whitney; I am planning our big give to the food shelf. Our Fire dept. comes around the neighborhood collecting for the food shelf. They decorate the trucks and Santa sits on the top and waves. They give out candy canes to the kids and I bake the Fire "persons" cookies. It is one of our favorite ways to kick off the season of giving.
I am now going to disassemble toy boxes, put in batteries and wrap gifts. I have snoopers around here. Once the gifts are wrapped all they can snoop is whose name is on the biggest box. Silly Kids, Mama is smarter then that. I repack and box everything in different boxes so you can't tell what's in it. And I ALWAYS put MY name on the BIGGEST box. (Even if it's a tonka truck.) bwah ha ha ha.
Whose sneaky now?