I did something this week that I have never done before with Christmas prep. I asked Daddy to take care of a Christmas gift all on his own. Top ender is getting a Nintendo DSi for Christmas, we agreed this a couple of months back and so with this figured out I have tasked Daddy to buy it and to arrange for some suitable games for her to be purchased.
This is a really big thing for me...
So the Bathroom clean up and sort out went well. I have added new bathroom mats to my list of things to buy when I am at my Nan's in October Half-term as she has a really good cheap shop near her. They sell things that they can get cheap and sometimes seconds, and we always spend a fortune there!
Anyway this week in the Holiday Grand Plan we have moved on to the Kids Room and I am quite excited about this! Baby Boys room is quite tidy and sparse of belongings (partly because he is only 16 months old, partly because his room is so small!) so his room won't take too long. I keep a box in his room to put clothes that are too small, so most of this is already done! We keep the majority of Baby Boys toys downstairs, I just need to go through them to move the things that he has stopped playing with and the things that he has grown out of. It shouldn't take me more than a day if I do it when he has a nap!
Top Enders room is a different story. Top Ender is like me, a hoarder. She doesn't like to get rid of anything and her room shows this. I have started to get quite ruthless in my old age, ever since starting following Flylady, but none of this is rubbing off on Top Ender. I know that it isn't just me however, because Daddy tried tidying up her room with Top Ender a few weeks back and managed to get rid of two things... I have managed to persuade her however that clothes that are too small, get placed in a bag in her wardrobe so that cousin can have them. Thankfully she thinks this is a great idea!
The Christmas things to do this week that I will do are as follows;
*Make one batch of Holiday Goodies
*Make one extra meal for freezer labeled HOLIDAY MEAL
*Buy two canned food items from menus
*Work at least 1 hour a day on homemade gifts
*Make list of toys and books that children would enjoy and keep it handy for others
*Order Christmas Turkey, ham and Beef joint
Also this week I will;
*Continue with Top Ender writing her Christmas cards to the children in her year
And we will continue to;
*Look for Holiday Outfits for the family (Although I think Baby Boy is going to wear a little suit!)*Stock the Mummy Christmas Shop
*Watch one Christmas film as a family a week
I have also come up with my idea for Daddy's Christmas gift. We started a new tradition last year, where we will only spend £20 on each other and make a gift. Daddy's ones for me are always really well thought about and I always feel mine are lacking, but I know that this year I have a great gift planned! Now I just need to put it in action and I wish I could tell you about it but Daddy reads this blog!
If you want to see how some others are preparing take a look at theses fellow Bloggers;
Krista at Typical Ramblings
Candace at Diary of a FlyBaby
Diane at DianeDenmark
Kelly at Life at the Quinn Home