Anyone ready for Christmas? I have so many kids to shop for that I have to start early. Every year I say I am going to cut back and every year I struggle to do that. I do think that I have cut back some, the sheer number of children that we have dictates that!
The other day I was in Target and saw this cute collection called Lori. I picked up the camper, car and a few dolls. I would have gotten the house but it was damaged and they only had one. As soon as I saw it I knew that it would be perfect for Larissa. She still plays with dolls and such. She and Emma play together real well.
I got home and looked online at Target and they don't have any of the Lori collection online. I sneak peeked at Ebay and was shocked at the prices. That house at Target costs $50, some Ebayers are selling it for almost $300. It is a shame that I can't find an item because people are buying it to sell.
Today we went to Target to buy a birthday gift and Larissa saw the small display. They had a dance studio, one car and the broken house left. She loved it. Wanted to know if she had enough in her allowance account to buy some of the dolls. Mentioned that she wanted the house, but not the broken one. Also, the car and dance studio. I was happy that they didn't have any campers left, she doesn't know that they make one. Now I just have to keep her out of Target. I have Tasha and friends looking for one of the houses. Hopefully I will find a house by Christmas. If not, that is fine because I know she will love the camper.
Tonight I peeked at Anthony's computer. He was looking at some kd shoes. I asked him if he liked that pair and he said yes. Well, that is a good thing because I had purchased him that exact pair. I was worried that he might not like them. He is crazy for Nike so I imagine he will have some clothing under the Christmas tree.
Emma has mentioned that she wants the Elsa dress up costume complete with the wig. They had that on sale a JCPenney's last week so I have that stashed to include the shoes and another costume. She loves to dress up. Not sure what else she will get. Those costume and accessories sure are expensive.
Of my younger kids that leaves Michelle and Benjamin. Benjamin is easy. So far he has a remote controlled car for toddlers and a bouncy horse. Michelle is hard. Once again I have no idea what to get her. She doesn't play like the other girls do and when she tries it never ends well. She does seem intent on collecting all the American Girl books so I probably will go look at her collection and add to it. I did pick her up a bicycle as she needs one. I really don't like not knowing what will make her excited. With the other kids I know their interests. I know what will make them excited. I wish that Michelle could be herself and share that with us.
I have also started shopping for our adult kids. I can't talk about that here since some of them read my blog! Kassi has asked that Tasha and I help decorate her home and make it feel homey. We have a lot of work ahead of us in that area. She needs it but I dislike that you can't wrap that and put it under the tree.
Anyone else start their Christmas shopping? Christmas is right around the corner and will be here quickly.