Wednesday, December 10, 2008


As children get older, their "wants" get bigger and more pricey. This year, my son and my nephew got their "BIG" Christmas gift on Black Friday, which kind of spoils the surprise of getting it at Christmas. We had no choice, really, as Chadrick needed to choose his guitar. He's a lot like his mother in that he knows what he wants! He's quite particular, though, because he wouldn't play a guitar if it wasn't what he wanted. Yes, he has us dancing in the palm of his hand! Ha! But . . . if we're going to spend the $$$, we might as well get what he wants, right? To add some fun to Christmas, my sister and I decided that we'd put together a basket of gifts that our sons could open during the last twelve days before Christmas, and this is Chadrick's basket. I still have four gifts to wrap (gotta get 'em first), but the basket is nearly complete. Each gift has a number tag tied to it, and the number indicates the date that the gift is to be opened. There's no stamping involved . . . just gift wrap and the tags created with the Cricut. It's been my experience that no matter how old you get, there's still excitement at Christmas. Sometimes we have to get a little more creative to keep that excitement, but it's all worth it!

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