Friday, December 21, 2007

The Day Before Yule

1 DTY/ 4 DTC

I just picked up one last gift for DTTF, and I'm so excited! I can hardly wait to tell you all what it is, but because he might decide to read my blog, I have to wait until after Christmas to tell you. You're going to love it! YIPPEE!

I finally got the holiday cards in the mail today. Tonight I have to go to Wal-Mart and Kroger, then go home and wrap gifts. This includes DTTF's gifts (except the newest one, which I had to wrap here at work). I'm trying to decide which one to give him tomorrow. I think I'm going to go ahead and give him the one he was trying to guess on.

I also finally found a couple of great gifts for Tree Faerie. I got her a package of "block books." They are books that when closed are soft blocks. I also got her a book called Goodnight Elmo. I was looking specifically for cloth books, so this met my needs, and all for about $20.

I'm so excited about this holiday. I love the gifts I got for other people - so much, in fact, that I don't really care what I get personally! I have had so much fun shopping this season! The only big-ticket-item I still need to purchase is Tree Faerie's new car seat, which after last night is a must. The handle on her infant carrier slipped again. Because I've always made sure to support the seat in more than one way when carrying her in it, nothing bad has happened due to the faulty handle.

The seat was "recalled" earlier this year because the locks on the handle kept slipping. When I contacted the manufacturer, they sent me a kit with instructions to change the handles. After I changed the handles, everything was perfect until I got Tree Faerie out of the car last night - in the seat, of course. She's only about 19.5 pounds, so I still bring her into and out of the house in her carrier. I won't be doing that anymore! It slipped again last night on one side.

I probably won't post anything from now until Christmas, so have a happy holiday week, everyone!


TTQ said...

You should totally get a new FREE seat. Write them a long letter of complaint. Your precious baby could have fallen out and hit the ground.. I would be livid. Seriously.

Annikke said...

You are killing me with DTTF gifts! I can't wait to find out what you got him!

Happy Holidays!

icanseeclearlynow said...

hi girlie! i'm amazed at how consistently you blog with all that's on your plate. my hat's off to ya!

you sound like me with the gift-giving joy. i LOVE making people smile. anywayz....

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your loving family, andrea! so glad you found my blog.



Andrea said...

ttq - I've considered it, but I'm not livid because this seat was free to me in the first place. Plus she's outgrowing it. I probably shouldn't be carrying her around in it by now anyway.

annikke - I can hardly wait to tell you guys! The after-Christmas post is going to rock!

icansee... - that's 'cause I blog when I should be working... :) Shhhh! (and I'm glad I found your blog, too!)

Happy Holidays!

Monnik said...

Happy Holidays, Andrea! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Yule celebration tomorrow and a Happy Christmas too.

Swishy said...

Merry Christmas! Hope you have a wonderful holiday :)

XYZinn said...

Tree Faerie is only 19.5 pounds??My little one is 8 1/2 months and is already 20 pounds! You should see my biceps from carrying him and the car seat all around!

Not Afraid to Use It said...

I can't believe you are toting her around at 19.5 in the bucket! I gave up after my son hit 17 pounds at 3 months old. LOL I just didn't have the stamina to lug him in and out of the car in that thing! Kudos to you! You must have the arm strength of an ox!

I am glad you got such great gifts for your family. I swear, it is so much more fun to see their faces when they open the gifts you give. I love it way more than getting presents myself. I hope they love what you go them.

Patti said...

merry glad to know you this year!

"J" said...

Merry Christmas!!! =)