Thursday, December 29, 2011

Setting Up Christmas

In my defense, the circus tent seemed a lot smaller in the IKEA showroom.

Nick is spending a lot of time assembling Henry's gift from Jo Ellen. It's a parking garage, and he's going to love it. Assembly is a little complicated. Nick said people who did not have experience or a variety of screw drivers would be really frustrated. On a related note, thank you Doug for the comprehensive screw driver set. It's the gift that keeps on giving.
I am looking at our Christmas gifts and realizing a few things. First, I bought more than I thought, and probably more than I intended. Second, I bought far more for Henry than Georgia. If she were good at math, she would realize I spent several times more on her brother than I spent on her. I don't think she'll actually be able to calculate a comparison. Third, we're going to need to get rid of some stuff to make room for this new crop of toys. Fourth, I didn't get anything educational (except Christmas books). Fifth, I love giving stuff to my kids. Cars and trains make Henry so happy. Lastly, the circus tent is bigger than I thought. It was probably a bad idea. Oh well. It's assembled and I lost the receipt anyway.

Realizing another thing. I've lost the play dough. Where did I hide the play dough??

Merry Christmas!


Jo Ellen/Toots said...

Glad your married to a mechanically inclined guy. The circus tent doesn't look too big to me. What inside? From the photo, it looks like Caesar was headed into the circus tent. Merry Christmas! I'll call you later this morning to see how your Christmas went. Love, Toots

Linette Smith said...

i love the circus tent. we already have the cotton candy and snow cone machine. we just need some animals and we'll be set.

Behrmans said...

I love your curtains. The tent is awesome.

Behrmans said...

I love your curtains. The tent is awesome.