Monday, November 12, 2007

Time to start thinking Christmas...

I like to enjoy my holidays one at a time. To me it's just not right to see Christmas displays out before Thanksgiving (or Halloween in some stores!). I'm just not "in the mood" until after Thanksgiving - I guess in part because I really love Thanksgiving. That being said, there is no way I could pull off even our simplified Christmas unless I start planning now. SO my idea is to get the planning out of the way early so that I can focus on the important stuff like worship and family.
Casey and I have started discussing gift possibilities for the kids so I thought I'd participate today in Melanie's Holiday Shopping Carnival. There are tons of great ideas over there so go check it out when you get a second. I'm extremely concerned about all the toy recalls. Levi had been begging for aquadots - it's scary to think how close I was to buying them, especially considering that Jack puts everything in his mouth. We're joking about buying him groceries for Christmas - the boy loves to eat! Anyway. This is what we're thinking about for our tribe:)

I'm actually having a hard time coming up with stuff, mostly because they already have so much and what do they play with? Paper and crayons. Legos. Levi's rockbox (a large sandbox, but filled with peagravel). I do have some not under the tree type gifts like going to see The Nutcracker.

And for Christian? Well, since he's too little for most everything he's getting some practical gifts like a new pillow or possibly one of these less practical (but funny!) onesies.

6 comments:

Mommy Cracked said...

My son loves the Letter Factory DVD. I don't think you can go wrong with any of those!

Shannon@Idylwild said...

It's good to get a review! Our library doesn't have them so I haven't done a test run. Thanks for stopping by!

Dawn C said...

Hey - speaking as a mom that had both a little boy and a little girl seated at the same table, think about a picnic table that is one piece. :D

(Okay, so maybe your boys aren't like Jeffrey was - but he thought those chairs were the epitome of quasi-horse toys...or cars...or rockets...or tools of torture for his sister's dolls. You get the idea.) :D

Just my .02 worth - that I'm not sure is worth .02 :D

Blessings, my dear!

PS I KNOW you have this word verification thing on here, just to keep me from posting when I haven't had any coffee, don't you?

Shannon@Idylwild said...

Dawn - Isn't that thing awful? I just really detest those spammers! Great advice about the table - I think if we decide to get one, we'll probably have it made so all one piece is do-able. Levi is all boy, but fairly tame. Jack, though, oh.my.word.

Julie said...

I just wanted to say Hi! I came via the Christmas Carnival and realized you have a little girl named Brenna too! It's not a name I see a lot and it made me smile today. : )

Shannon@Idylwild said...

Oh, Julie, how neat! It is a great name, huh? My mom's name is Brenda so I thought it was the perfect way to name my girl after her grandma, but still have it be a little different. Thanks for stopping by!