Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Birthday Wishes (& other stuff)

Today this little guy...

...turns 6.

When I asked him what he wanted for his birthday he asked for a Transformer toy & a new hoodie. That crazy kid. But that's what he wanted so that's what I got him - a new hoodie & Transformer game for his DS.

Cause that's what aunties do. Spoil them and send them home.

Happy Birthday buddy!

As for the "other stuff"...

Thanksgiving was fab, although a little rushed. Having mixed families (boyfriends, step moms, sisters who don't talk to brothers, etc.) makes for one heckuva scheduling job.

S & I went out shopping on BF, but not super early so it wasn't too bad. The most crowded store I went into was Bath & Body Works. I literally was in line for 20 minutes before I said forget it.

The people in front of me had coupons and bought specials but got the wrong stuff so the cashiers were sending them back into a very crowded store to get the right stuff. Frankly I couldn't take it anymore.

After that we took a break to see New Moon. I'm not going to go into a big review post about it because everyone has already said it's better than Twilight. And it is. While not perfect, I didn't want the movie to end if that tells you anything.

We did a bit more shopping before going home on Friday and with the pretty spectacular deals I found online yesterday my Christmas shopping is about 60% done.

Not too shabby.

The people I have left to buy for are the ones that need nothing & are a PITA to buy for.

If everyone would just write a Santa wish list shopping would be so much easier.

Speaking of easy, or should I say NOT easy my Christmas tree is up. But not decorated. In fact the decorations are all over my living room floor because I just couldn't talk myself into "fluffing" the tree and putting it all together.

When did it become such a chore to put the tree(s) up?

It was one of my favorite things to do when I was little but now it just seems like work. Especially when I know in a month I'll be putting it all away.

Seems someone has a little bah humbug going on huh?


Heather said...

Girl, I know just what you mean about the Christmas tree/decor.

It's cause we're the ones doing the work now. When we were little, we just oohed and ahhed over the pretty decorations, ate some christmas cookies and watched the specials on TV. Our moms were the ones doing all the work...

Awesome about your shopping; I'm about a third of the way done.

Glad you had a good holiday, despite the craziness.

blueviolet said...

Bless you for saying that about the tree. When the kids were little and helped me, I enjoyed it. Now I have to do it alone and it's just not the same. I love how it is when it's all decorated but I really don't enjoy doing it.

Happy Birthday to your nephew!

Too Many Hats said...

Happy birthday to your Lil Man!!! Can't you talk the teen into helping out with the tree - bake him something yummy as a bribe, I know you have some great recipes. My kids do all the set-up of the tree and decorating - LOVE IT!

shortmama said...

Happy Birthday to your nephew!

I have barely started on my Christmas shopping, bought a few things over the weekend but thats it!

CaraBee said...

Neil and I have started doing Amazon wish lists for ourselves and Sophie. My sister does one for my nephew and herself, too. It makes life so much easier. I wish I could get everyone I buy presents for to do it.

Haven't even started with our tree yet. I keep mine pretty simple, just because I get tired of working on it too quickly. I haven't decided on a them for this year yet. Guess I should get on that.

CaraBee said...

That would be a THEME. Proofread, Cara, proofread.

Shelley said...

you lasted about 15 minutes longer than I would have in Bath and Body Works. I'm so short-tempered right now, I probably would have got my A-- beat right there in the store.. LOL.
No tree or decorations here yet. I am still enjoying my autumn for a couple more days.

Shannon said...

There's no way I could drag Shane to see New Moon. I have Twilight on DVD and he still hasn't even seen that one... and he probably never will.

I'd say I'm about 60% done with my shopping, too. I'm about ready to just give gift cards to those I have left to shop for...