Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Looking like Christmas?

Well, not exactly. It was 75 degrees here yesterday and if the leaves weren't turning I would have sworn it was a beautiful spring morning. But, despite that I have Christmas on the mind. Perhaps it's because this year I have a little one and I've gotten all excited for her. I'm usually starting to shop two weeks before Christmas and I'm hugely irritated by decorations and marketing before Thanksgiving. But, this year I've been planning our christmas card for a month, searching for gifts for Emerson, and worrying about how we can actually have a tree this year. Anyways I've already got Emerson's first gift! It kind feels good to have something done. Maybe procrastination isn't all it's cracked up to be? I got her this...
A Leap Frog Musical Table. I think she will enjoy. It plays music obviously and is very interactive. It was listed as one of the toys that actually gets played with and I got it for a awesome deal. Since she doesn't stay on the ground much anymore I think it's perfect. So that is her "main gift." Haven't gotten anything else but I would like to look into some natural toys for her if the bank account will allow it. Ha. I'm also thinking of making her some things.
I found this free pattern online for a stacker. Pretty cute, huh? It says easy but I've learned that easy listed on patterns really means nothing. It might as well say easy if you're an expert. So maybe I'll try it and be super domestic and crafty. Next I'm on the hunt for a Christmas Stocking for Little E. But, I'm not going to pay $30 for one. Ouch! Maybe I'll make that too. I was thinking of buying little toys that she can get out of the stocking since she will absolutely eat wrapping paper. I'm going to try to not go overboard considering she doesn't know what Christmas is and her birthday is 2 months later. So what are you doing for Christmas? Are you in the spirit yet? Don't worry I won't force Christmas music on you in my playlist until after Thanksgiving.

4 comments:

Nicole Johnson said...

You can put Christmas music on now... I won't mind. :) Are you going to get her that toy the Treece's have so that Mark can play with it? ;)

The Donley's said...

Chatham LOVES his musical table- he's not standing yet, so we haven't put the legs on it, but it's SO cute to see him sway to the music! I am looking at practical stocking gifts this year, buffs, bubbles, and batteries for toys he'll be getting. Good luck with the stacker pattern, let me know how that goes! I'll keep a look out for stockings- I got some cute ones on MAJOR sale last year from pottery barn.

Brittany said...

Caden has that table and has loved it! He will still occasionally play with it, but it is definitely a toy she will play with! I'm also wondering how I am going to have a tree, but we'll see, and like Carrie we got C a stocking from PB last year for really cheap and it's sooo cute! :)

Amy and Mark said...

I guess I missed the Pottery Barn Sale! :(