Friday, November 25, 2011


Friday, November 25, 2011
Do you like to buy presents ahead of time or right when you need to give them?

I prefer to buy gifts ahead of time. I used to be one of those people who would be finished Christmas shopping, with all gifts wrapped and stashed, before Halloween. I would shop all year long, grabbing things when I found them, usually on sale. Now that the kids are older, there's almost no point in even shopping. All 3 of the teens prefer to receive cash these days.

Thankfully, this Christmas will be a little different, now that the baby is here. Actually, I spent several hours today shopping for her. Well, I guess maybe it was more for my brother. I picked up a really cool bouncy seat that vibrates and has a toy bar across it. It's a jungle-themed seat, and has a cute little monkey hanging from the bar. I don't remember if I mentioned it, but pretty much everything the baby has is monkey-themed. It's what her daddy wanted, and we are having tons-o-fun with it.

I also got her a Johnny Jump Up. I can NOT wait for her to try it out. She has been trying to stand up since the day she was born. I'm not even kidding. She stands up now every chance she gets since, apparently, she doesn't know she's only 4 months old! This thing is gonna be right up her alley.

Naturally, I had to get her a bunch of cute outfits, including one with the most adorable little penguin shirt (it says "I love dancing with Daddy"),and these cute jeans, with the ruffles at the cuffs and pockets.
I couldn't pass up this adorable little dress (It says "Santa Baby" in the middle),
or this cute Christmas-y outfit.

There was NO way I was leaving without this ornament. I mean, seriously?! A monkey ballerina?!

This one is for my oldest niece, The Diva. I tried 10 times to post a picture of the ornament I got for her sister, but Blogger is being a bitch. It's just a sterling silver initial, studded with crystals.

There are a few other goodies that I picked up today, but since I'm not sure who may or may not read this, I'm going to keep those under wraps for now. ;-)


M said...

Oh my gosh those baby things are way to cute! I just love shopping for little girls!

I embroidered some little overalls for my friend's baby- "If you think I'm cute you should see my Dad,"- perhaps you need those for your niece :)

As for shopping it's the same here...I make a lot of the gifts but no need to shop ahead when the kids just want $$.

karen gerstenberger said...

I hope you and Stud and CSJ (are we going to need to change his initials?) had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday together! LOVE the baby gifts, especially anything with pink tulle. Blessings to you and your family.

Haddock said...

makes sense when you buy well in advance.

jlo said...

So fun shopping for a baby, isn't it? So...CSJ...what's going on there? ;)

Busy Bee Suz said...

I need a baby to shop for.
Love the penguin, will she love penguins AND crockpots???? ;)