Well, we've made it to December which, to be honest, kind of blows my mind. I have been so wrapped up in my kids' sports schedules, my LHS teams' fall XC season and my own marathon training that the days have literally just come and gone and now were here. Boom. The nice thing is that I actually have a little more time now to focus on the holidays and all the prep that goes along with it. According to my kids, the Christmas season is by far the best. Not just the day itself but the whole joyful (crazy) month! Though little Grace will tell you that Halloween is a very close second. Both of them have made their lists. Not a shocker. Rosie, age 12, only has two main things that she would like this year - cooking classes (love it) and a phone (not as thrilled about this one, but also not surprised). Grace's list is, yet again, totally off the wall. In fairness, she's only 9 and she still believes. But, she's also a total nutball which we love because it always keeps us guessing (and laughing). Here's just a few of the items that Grace would like this year:
~ A spy watch A real one. So... yeah.
~ Flannel sheets with giraffes on them Passed this off to my mother-in-law. She loves a good challenge.
~ Giraffe footed pajamas Thank you Amazon Prime.
~ Giraffe earrings, preferably dangly See above.
~ Gotcha gadget gag set Think whoopie cushion, fake gum that snaps, handshake buzzer, etc)
~ Giant inflatable ball Yes. It's exactly what it sounds like. But it's human size and she can get inside it and roll around the house. Because that makes sense.)
Clearly we have a giraffe thing going this year. We've also shifted from last year's magician theme to a spy/prank motif. And the ball? I have no idea where that came from. Let's just say it's a very good thing I do have a little extra time at the moment. On a separate but somewhat related note, I've taken some of that time to put together a list of goodies for the runner in your life or to add to your own wish list this year. These products are from the many awesome companies that I've connected with since I started this blog; some new and some tried and true. Whether they look like good picks or not, at the very least they will hopefully spark some ideas. Though, in my humble opinion, they are all stellar and you are pretty much guaranteed to get "best gift giver" award if you go with any of them. Just saying. Regardless of what and when you celebrate, I hope you all have a fabulous holiday season. Merry everything.
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