This weekend I was on a mission… we finished 99% of our holiday shopping by Saturday at noon and everything was wrapped by Sunday night. Done and done!
Yes, our dining room did look like a tornado of elves came thru…
but why keep things all neat and tidy while I was wrapping this and Avery was helping me make the mess…unraveling the ribbon… or tape? Oh dear. I should have thought about that one. He loves pulling the tape out of the dispenser. Maybe it’s the cool sound it makes, or that it’s sticky, but whatever it is… he was entertained for a bit…
I thought it was great. Hilarious. That was until… I ran out of tape. I just had to push the ‘pause’ button on my wrapping spree and grab some more tape after I hit the gym that night (yep…I went to the gym Saturday night… I ran 1.5 miles Rachel…and could have kept going! )
So with only one minor setback, everything was wrapped and tucked neatly under our adorable REAL Christmas tree.
Do you notice how TOP HEAVY our tree is now? All the lower ornaments had to move north, because Avery just loved taking them off the tree and tried to
throw put them back on. Yah, it may look a muck, but we love it.
Vinay even sat down with me and helped wrap Avery’s stocking stuffers. Now the 1% of stuff we have left includes each others stocking stuffers, I have to pick one gift up at the mall (it had to get engraved), pick up a bottle of wine, etc… just minor little things. We’re off to VT for the holiday on Saturday morning so although you’re thinking ‘man, she’s way ahead of the game’ … I’m not really cuz I need it all wrapped and packed up by Friday night.
Speaking of the holiday… we had brunch with friends Sunday and Avery opened three gifts. He did pretty well opening them. I ripped a piece of paper and then he’s pull it off. But as soon as he saw the gift, he forgot about the wrapping and just started playing with it, while still half wrapped.
He went home with a new cell phone (so many he won’t play with ours?), set of adorable clothes, and a saxophone!
I’m so glad we decided only to do stocking stuffers for Avery this year.. he’s gonna get so many gifts…he’d rather play with everyday objects more than toys anyways. He played with the Sax for about 15 seconds then he was done with that and played under their dining room table, using it like a jungle gym. I swear, get him a laundry basket or Tupperware and he’d be a happy kid.
What’s under the tree for your little ones this year?