Monday, December 17, 2012

(If you've never seen the Eddie Murphy Gumby Christmas skit you won't know that's what inspired my post title today.)

For some reason I've just not been in the Christmas spirit like I was last year.  
Maybe it was my school work load or the warmer than normal weather or the craziness at work...but this girl just hasn't been feeling the ol' Christmas spirit.
Because of this issue, I had done VERY LITTLE shopping to prepare for the impending doom...I  I KID!  I had about 1/3 of my shopping done but realized I just had last weekend to get it all done before I leave town next weekend.  

So, I called Sis, told her I was going to be a woman on a mission to get it all done on Saturday and she was welcome to ride along and get her things done or she was on her own.  She opted to ride along.  

Let me just tell you...
marathon Christmas shopping is NOT recommended.
Marathon Christmas shopping with a one year old is just asking for trouble.
What were we thinking?!!?!

Things started out great.  We headed out to BassPro to get Grant's pictures taken with Santa.  Some brilliant lady had the delightful idea to have Grant in footie pj's and a Santa hat.  He was sooooooo cute!
He loved every minute of his BassPro holiday experiment except the actual Santa part.  Here are some of the moments we captured.
He wasn't quite sure about
things as we  approached Santa.
This is him afterward looking back at Santa.
His look of apprehension was amazeballs.
Candy Canes make everything better.
He loved looking at all of the trees.
It's like the truck was screaming for a
little redheaded boy to jump inside!
So much cute I can hardly stand it.
Grant did SOOOO well shopping with us for 5 of the 7 hours.
Which is not bad at all given that he was strapped in a car seat for a lot of that time and hadn't had his nap.  Yep, the boy is an angel.
And let's be honest...Sis and I were at the end of our ropes the last two hours too.

But...I AM DONE!
Well, I realized I still need to get a present for Sis since she was with me and I still have to make several presents and wrap everything and ship them all...but I'M MOSTLY DONE so that counts, right?!

Sunday was time for the Sister Wife Super Bowl.  
If I were ever going to be involved in a plural marriage it would be with my baby girl, Lauren.  Her only flaw is being a Cowboys fan.  I try not to hold it against her.  Yesterday was what we've started referring to as the Sister Wife Super Bowl. 
Love that baby girl!
Michael and I met up with Lauren and her 
husband, Joshua at Buffalo Wild Wings for the game. 
The company was great, the food was delicious, and we even had some wonderful people watching like this guy...
He was in Green Bay head to toe. 
No joke.
Hat, shirt, OVERALLS, wristbands, socks, shoes.
It was so eye catching.

How was your weekend?

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  1. I can't wait to see what you got me. Can't wait.

  2. Hahaha oh my goodness his little red onesie I just can't. And I'm still mad at you for not making the Steelers win. Guess you should have dressed up a little more like bar dude.

  3. The little mini santa is adorable :)


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