I have officially declared that THIS year is the year of "handmade Christmas" and got all excited and started making IMMENSE plans. I mean, we are talking EPIC.
And thus I have begun.
Please spare me the discussions of, "But it is October!" and the infamous, "You'll have a two-week-old at Christmas!"
I KNOW! That is why it is vital that I have already begun my preparations. DUH!
And really, the main driving force behind this plan was simply: My kids have toooooo many toys. TOOOOO many that don't get played with frequently enough to warrant their existence in my home. So, we're working toward meaningful gifts that my children will really in reality play with every (or almost) every day. I don't want to spend $20 on something just so my kids have a gift on Christmas.
The kicker is, I'm really not the best handi-maker in the world. But I've carefully selected gifts/projects that are well-within my realm of abilities.
Aren't you SO proud of me? My goal is to 100% ready for Christmas by November 1st, which will give 5-ish weeks to haul my pregnant self around and actually spend some time getting ready for our new bundle. (It is SO not going to happen, but I must try. I MUST!)
But do not forget I have two additional birthdays, a new nephew to snuggle in about two weeks, and Halloween and Thanksgiving and Veteran's Day between now and our new bundle. So I haven't a moment to lose.
I better run.
Well, Christmas aside, I need to run because Oliver is rooting through the trash.