Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy holidays!

I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday season. I; unfortunately, have to work today, but then I am looking forward to a weekend of festivities and fun. Tonight we will head over to my grandparents' house and gather there. Tomorrow morning, we are doing the "Santa" thing with Andrew for the first time (we never had a tree before, plus he was so young in previous years). Then we will head over to my mom's house (Santa comes there too), and finally, we have my husband's family's Christmas party at 3:00 at his sister's house.

Andrew is getting a nice "I Love you So Much" book from me and Daddy bought him a couple books off Amazon that are way above his level, but hey--I couldn't spoil his fun (one of them is about the Periodic Elements; the other is a "Numbers Fun" book that is more for a grade schooler). ;)

From Santa, he is getting three books (he loves being read to and paging through the books himself--"Andrew do it"), an abacus (he likes to count and when we go to the doctor's office, he plays with the beads), and a "Parents" brand Magna-doodle thing (so we can have fun writing letters and numbers). On the way (not sure if they'll get here on time if they don't come today) are three DVDs--two of them are Leap Frog letters DVDs and the other is Super Why (Andrew's favorite show--cannot find the DVDs in stores around here, but Amazon has them). So yeah, no toys for him (because he doesn't play with them and I hate all those plastic toys anyway) because the kid loves to learn; thus, he is getting fun learning tools. :)

I got DH a nice Columbia winter jacket. I can't wait to give it to him (he has never had a nice, new jacket of his own--he has always gotten hand-me-ups from his nephews--they are giant men who grew bigger and taller than him; his mom has picked him up jackets from Goodwill before, but unfortunately, the zippers are all broken on the jackets he has now).

7 comments:

the mol said...

Letters and numbers are awesome! One of these days he and David will have to webchat and do letters and numbers together. I recommend the LeapFrog fridge magnets and I also recommend the "Sesame Street All-Star Alphabet" DVD to feed the need for ABC's.

Sarah R said...

Mol: my mom has those LeapFrog fridge magnets and Andrew loves playing with them (albeit not on the fridge and not with the little thing they go into that makes noise). Thanks for the DVD suggestion--I will keep an eye out for it. He knows all the uppercase letters, but not the lowercase (he thought "h" was a "u", which is really cute, actually). And, we will definitely do webchat sometime. Rob has our webcam hooked up; just have to figure out how to use it with Skype.

nancy said...

merry christmas!

nancy said...

omg - my word verification was like the hardest word verif I have EVER come across!

Birdee said...

I checked out some books from the library and bought some, i'm starting a new tradition to wrap them and put them under the tree, then have the kids pick on to read every night leading up to christmas. However that full tradition will start next year. I have been so busy and lazy that I never got to wrapping or reading them this year. So last night was my first book reading. Baby LOVED it!

April said...

Sounds like lots of great gifts! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas!

gorillabuns said...

Hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas!