Well, there are all kinds of things going on here lately. Saturday night we went up to my moms to gather gifts and give hugs. Sunday morning we headed up to my Dad's for more of the same. Then home, raining all the way Sunday night. Yesterday was another trip to the DMV (much less eventful this time) and then out to Bass Pro Shop to pick up Jake's bow. They still were out of stock on the one we wanted to get him, so we opted for the upgraded version. I think it's going to be too big for him. The draw weight (which is how hard it is to pull back the string...like in the equivalent of pounds) is I think 17-22 pounds. Yeah, the kid is 5 and maybe weighs 40 pounds! I don't think he's going to be able to pull it back. But at least he will have it under the tree and maybe Bass Pro will get more in stock after Christmas and we can exchange it for the one we wanted. That's the best I can do I guess.
After Bass Pro, I stopped off at Target for a few groceries/necessities. I was really surprised that no where I've been this week has been terribly crowded. I mean, there is definitely more people out, but it doesn't seem to be like the mad rush I remember from years past. Either more people are getting their shopping done early, or they still haven't done it, OR the economy is really getting to everyone. I'm going with #3. Anyway, the crowds were fine IN the store, but man, people are crazy OUT of the store. I'll never understand the mad rush people feel for a parking spot. And the dirty looks they give. Jeez what is up with that? I go in expecting it to be bad, park as far away as I can and no one bothers me. I like it that way!
Today was a trip to the grocery store. We're hosting Christmas Eve with Pete's family tomorrow night. I don't really have to cook, as they are bringing most of the food. But a good host always has good appetizers, right? Well I like eating appetizers more than I do real food so ya know... that's really why I did it! Anything that can be dipped or held together with a toothpick is way better than real food in my book! I made onion dip, deviled eggs (is that bad, since it's Christmas and all??), salami thingies, more cookies, and tomorrow I'll make up some bacon wrapped jalapeno thingies.
I still have ONE more gift to buy and I'm hoping that Pete gets home early enough tonight so I can run out and get it.
In closing, here are two little videos of my crazy kids. You'll see evidence of Megan's ability to cry at the drop of a hat FOR NO REASON AT ALL. Luckily, I was able to nip it quickly, but usually she'll go on and on. You'll also get to see Jake rambling on incoherently about something...sorry about that...but the rest of it is cute. Oh, and Jakes Christmas list...what the heck. The kid is stressing Santa out, for real. He keeps changing it. A Wall-E machine?? Where did that come from? I've looked all over and haven't seen one. And um...diamonds? Kid, mom doesn't even get diamonds. I don't think you will either. You'll also notice he doesn't even mention the bow?? The bow, he couldn't stop talking about for weeks? Luckily, he is still asking for a fast bike...so we've got that taken care of (thanks Mom!!)
Merry Christmas Eve, Eve!!