Saturday, November 29, 2008

Marley & Me

The kids can't wait to see Marley & Me. Opens Christmas Day. I would rather be here on Christmas than the in laws.

The Annual Christmas Nightmare

Oh how I love the Christmas Season. The beautiful Christmas trees, the smell of cookies baking, the fun shows to watch with the kids, the decorating. You get the idea. The anticipation builds & builds. It doesn't end for us at the end of the day. The balloon pops for all of us when we go to my in-laws. I'm talking a loud bang.

Grandma likes to shower the kids with bunches of presents from "Santa". Good God, Santa would never bring gifts like these. She buys age inappropriate gifts & clothes that never fit. I wouldn't mind if the clothes were way too big however, she buys clothes that are too small.

Two Christmases ago she bought my son a Spiderman toy. At the time he still was into Spiderman but it was a toddler age appropriate toy. He was 7 at the time.

This year around Halloween, she asked my daughter to email her a Christmas list. Yeah, alleluia, finally gifts that they want. Then, just last week that balloon popped again. My hubby called & said that his mother was done with her Christmas shopping. GREAT! I'm happy for her. But she never got the Christams list from my kids. So now, we await the arrival of the Christmas Nightmare.

I could go on but I think my head will explode from anger. So, I ask you all for your advice.
Do I say something to her or do I continue to let her do her thing. HELLLLLP!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Christmas is Coming.

Yes, Christmas is coming. Only 34 days away. I vowed this year that I will not let the season slip away & become total chaos. To help relieve the stress, I created a to do list. Next, I set dates to accomplish my tasks. The chocalate chip cookies are baked. The lady lock dough is rolled & will be cut, wrapped & baked tomorrow. I plan to bake one type of cookie each day of the weekend. Tomorrow my daughter & I will bake peanut butter blossoms. Perhaps Sunday will be biscotti.

I have one gift down for each grandmother. I had mugs made with the kids pictures on them. Costco has a great deal. I ordered on line & the mugs arrive 2 days later. I was able to take the day off & do some shopping for the kids. I picked up some clothes & a toy or two for each of them. Next major task is wrapping. I'll have to find a day when the kids are at their friends house. This is the picture on the grandma's mugs.

Picture on each of the grandma's mugs.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

My Birthday Gift

Just celebrated my 41st birthday 2 weeks ago. My wonderful hubby bought me an iPod Touch. I am loving life. I feel like a teenager again. Remember when you first got a walkman. It was the coolest. That's kinda how I feel now.

I've been playing around with it & finally figured out how to add my cd's to it. Life is sweet! :)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Diva

Last Saturday I took my daughter to see High School Musical 3. Ever since, my daughter thinks she's Sharpay. Do you see the resemblance ?


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