Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Santa (finally) gets to work....

The stockings may be hung by the chimney with care, but nothing else had been done……until Santa finally started shopping.

Actually, Santa headed to the stores to buy things for school but had an unsuccessful mission. So, Santa I browsed through the toy aisles just to see what I could see. I had actually planned on buying most things online but never completed my order before going to bed on Sunday so closed it all out.

But Santa had a good day for little girls and came home with several things



I called Alex on the way home to tell him what I had purchased. The response? Barbies, Littlest Pet Shop: dumb. Lincoln Logs, Legos, games: cool.

I also told him we needed to use his closet to hide the gifts. You see, there are some things in my closet now so they “know” to look there. The playroom closet? Heck no, they’ll look there by accident. Katie's or ours? Nope, too full. So, Alex’s closet it is.




I guess this means I’ll be seeing this



from now until Christmas since he can’t won't use the closet. Ah, who am I kidding? His room always looks that way.

After hiding gifts, I got busy doing teacher gifts



with my favorite gift of popcorn, chocolate, and Blockbuster card,

books for the book exchange at school



which both girls are doing—but not my class,

making cookies,



cutting things for a school project (Rudolph ornament!),



making dinner for little ones,



and reading Christmas cards from people who are on the ball.



That would not be me. I haven’t even started writing our letter yet. Maybe next week.

So as I am preparing their lovely and healthy dinner (uh, no), I look over at the girls who are busy wrapping toys to give to each other. Yes, I gave them old wrapping paper so they could play Christmas.

Here is the aftermath



and the toys they gave each other.



At least they are having fun, right?

No shopping has been done for the big kids-----and even if it was, I wouldn’t post here for fear they would read about it!!

Two more days of school. Can we survive? Tomorrow is party day; Thursday is our Polar Express Day with activities, stories, and movie time in our jammies.

Do you think we can make it???

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I can't figure out why those pictures are sideways. I'll keep working on it. Until then, just turn your head!

5 thoughts from friends:

Dawn said...

You are such a great and fun mom! Even if you are late with your Christmas shopping! The cookies look awesome!

Margaret Miracle said...

Looks like fun!!! I having shopped for the wee ones but that is it and I have done about 2/3s of the Christmas cards. (have to get those out before I head to LA on Friday). Enjoy all the preparations. Finding the perfect hiding spot is hard!

Denise said...

Oh my! What a busy day you have had! I hope you get enough sleep tonight to deal with all the ruckus tomorrow!

BTW> Jenna has that Littlest Pet Shop that you got and she loves it!

Oatsvall Team said...

perhaps we went shopping together but in separate states ... i have the same lincoln log set and pet shop toy ... hee hee ... we still need to visit Santa here ... putting that off till I just have to go ... I don't like waiting in line ...

Carrie said...

Oh that is so funny-don't feel bad I forgot my niece and nephews birthday tonight and have to give them their Christmas gifts to night and run out and buy them another Christmas gift.