Just like that, two solid months of planning and plotting and shopping and scheming and making are over in a flash.
Santa is quite proud of herself this year. She consigned and couponed and rebated and clearanced and freebie shopped herself into quite the Christmas for the kids (and Dave too!). It took her a lot longer, and she had to try and buy one present every pay period, but it paid off in her checking account. Plus, she used the leftover rewards and gift cards from buying things like toilet paper to score herself a free vacuum. Yippee! (And Jack was able to get a lot more of the things on his list this year.)
We had our family Christmas yesterday. My brother and I agreed many years ago that kids shouldn't have to travel on Christmas. They should be able to stay home and enjoy their loot.
Sammi's outfit was CRAZY CUTE. Pink velvet ruffled romper over sparkly striped tutu leggings? YES PLEASE.
I TRIED to get the obligatory Christmas pajama photo, but there were TOYS that Sammi was far more interested in.
Jack is a pretty patient kid. He waited a full hour for us to get up so he could open presents. (Sammi was up until 10, then up again at 4 am. We are TIRED.)
When he was finished with presents he declared "this was a wonderful Christmas." (Santa is still patting herself on the back. Ahem.)
Sammi actually ripped the paper off one gift.
And enjoyed sitting in her pile and examining her loot.
Then she did what babies do - played with the boxes for a bit.
Herself the elf, aka me, enjoyed a package stuffed to the gills with baby legs. Me and baby legs? We go together like me and Gymboree. Or me and Robeez. When they hit 75% off this week I couldn't hit the buy button fast enough.
And there was a fun collection of vintage barrettes in my stocking too.
Oh sure, they are really for Sammi. But we all know that dressing her up is for ME~!
I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful Christmas at your house too!