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).