I have a delima, Grandma and Grandpa Spiehs like the one with Isaak right side up. My work people loved the one with Isaak upside down.
I'm kind of torn. My initial idea was to write on the back about how Mica asks too many questions and says big words that he can't understand. Isaak loves to go upside down and to throw balls. The upside down thing ties into the picture of him upside down. But...Isaak is much more cute in the one with him right side up. The upside down one is more creative, out of the box.
I don't know which one to pick. Any thoughts on this?
Daddy took the boys to Hobbytown USA today after he picked Mica up at preschool. He warned Mica that they were just going in to look and not buy.
I got home from work, and Mica kept on talking about how he wanted me to go to the Town store to show me the trains. When we told Mica, "No" that we would not go, he told me that we would go there by creating a magic trick. I guess they have a really cool train set up. Of course needy boy needs that train set on his Christmas list.
Daddy said going to Hobbytown USA was better then going to any other toy store.
Jolly Mom is giving away a Curious George prize pack consisting of Curious George AVery Monkey Christmas DVD, Curious George Christmas Countdown book, CD soundtrack and a Curious George Live ticket voucher!
This was one of the first show's Mica got into. Our nephew Elijah LOVES Curious George!
So...I have to be honest I like Hallmark, just some of their stuff in their store is too cutesy for my taste. I have friends that work there, and I love their work! Their stuff is an exception to me not caring for some of the other things in the store. I'm more of a Cost Plus World Market kind of girl, which they took both of those stores out of Omaha.
I do have a Mother that LOVES Hallmark! She gets ornaments for the boys every year from there. She talks about going there all the time.
I do like Hallmark's classic toy ornaments. *Featured above. Fisher Price is GREAT! Santa did go to the store to buy Isaak their Jack in the Box ornament because the Jack in the Box is one of his favorite toys!
I just wish that for $15 to $20 they'd put hangers on the ornaments. This is a huge pet peeve of mine. I string thread through the tiny hole, and it always ends up breaking. So...this year I started using twisty ties from the grocery store in the fruit/vegetable section. I felt at first it was sort of a trashy thing to do, but soon changed my mind when the tie blended into the tree so nice! They are perfect because they are green, are the perfect size and have wire inside that make them hold up. Yay...no sewing box out for me!
I also have the singing snowman for the boys that drive Daddy and me nuts! All was good because there is an off switch, but now Mica knows how to turn it back on. LOL The boys enjoy the snowmen though! They dance and giggle to them often, too often. LOL
Usually we go to Daddies side of the family to celebrate Christmas on Thanksgiving. Grandma Apel had to work this year, Daddy worked the Friday after Thanksgiving and he's used up a lot of vacation time, so we couldn't go this year.
My sister's Angela, Terra (Aunts to the boys) and Mom (Grandma Spiehs) all get together to decorate cookies shortly after Thanksgiving. This year my sister Terra's mother-in-law will be joining us. If Grandma Apel and Aunt Laura lived closer, I'd invite them to join us as well.
Daddy sets up the tree, and I do most of the decorating.
Christmas Eve is usually a bigger part of the holiday than Christmas day. We spend it with my inner family. We go to an evening church service, have a big family dinner, get in our PJ's and unwrap lots of presents.
As our boys get older, Christmas morning will get more magical. Mica's really into Polar Express, and can't wait until Santa comes!
We also go to a bigger family get together will all of my aunts, cousins and Grandparents. This is sometimes held on Christmas day, or the Saturday after. We play family Bingo. I'm excited this year because Mica can join in. I treasure this time because my Grandparents are getting older. My Grandma has Alzheimer's disease, and the only time I see her truly get excited is when she see's the little kids. She forgets who belongs to who, what their names are and thinks they are girls. But...she loves them. I miss the days of her joining in on family games.
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