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As noted before my Swaparooni package from C arrived today!!!!
JL told NHL that he had presents waiting for him at home from a special thing mommy was doing. NHL all but flew out of the car into the house to check it out.
He started with the M&M note card thanking him for helping me pick out the things for C. He felt so special. He also heard me read the beautifully hand written note from C to me (nice teacher writing BTW *wink*). In this it stated there were two things for NHL & JSL. So I found one and gave it to him to open. Play Doh!!!! He was thrilled and can’t wait to use it with me next week when he’s home with JSL and I. After that he helped us to open JSL’s first gift . . . a ever so sweet Clifford Puppy book.
Next we saw the yummy homemade chocolate chip cookies. We all had some of those while waiting for dinner to cook. NHL then helped me open few other thing. After a minute he looks at me and asks where his other was since the note said two. I had to laugh that he really was listening.
So we found the next one for NHL. It was a blue Crayola crayon thermos. A perfect thing for a little guy who is starting school in September. Then he helped to open JSL’s second gift. It was an adorable Blues Clues outfit. How C knew he was a favorite I will never know.
Then I opened my things. An aromatherapy bath fizz, Rolos (my favorite), an organizer with lots of goodies in (great note cards, stickers, post-it notes, and post cards of places where C is from), a gorgeous painting that C made with Acrylic paints, great wooden spoon for baking, fun pens, and a photo magnet frame.
JL was thrilled with his chocolate treats. And we can’t wait to try Kosher tea biscuits . . . and we all chuckled at the cute animal plates.
Here are some photos of everything.
C you did an amazing job picking things out to spoil my family and me. Thank you so much. Stay in touch and e-mail me when your baby girl makes her debut.
is something I am working at now as I wait for the boys to come home.
Why you ask?
Well, just minutes ago I looked outside and saw a nice big box sitting outside. It was my Swaparooni package from C. (odd no doorbell rang either)
So now I sit here and debate. Do I open everything without them or not? I opened and read the sweet note from C and know there are things for all of my boys, so I think I can be good and wait an hour and a half. It’s going to be tough, but I think I can do it.
This is what I have seen so far and stopped:
Lots more photos to come ASAP.
Last week I sent out my Swaparooni package to C (aka CityStreams) and she got it today. Since she read my blog I wasn’t able to post about all of the stuff before. Here’s a photo of all of the things that were included in my package:
- Infantino baby toy. JSL helped me to pick this out. We had bought him one similar to it and he loved it. C is expecting her first, a baby girl in September.
- A bath poof in blue to pamper herself with. Enjoy longer showers now before the baby gets here C!
- A 10 color pen for correcting. These were my favorite when I was in school and I had one when I was student teaching as well. Red ink just gets boring after a while.
- A blue and brown folder. C said she may use it for her long term maternity leave substitute plans ;)
- M&M Note cards. I know she didn’t like logos, but this was a chocolate note card and she likes chocolate. NHL wouldn’t let me put them back when I found them. In fact he made me get him a Blue M&M note pad.
- 4 things of Blue and Brown ribbon. Again NHL was with me when I went hunting for these. He was too funny screaming in stores when he found something that was blue or brown. I can’t wait to hear what C does with these.
- Chocolates for C. I went and looked for chocolate that had brown and blue packaging. I was able to find Snickers, Hershey bars and Sno-Caps. Little did I know that Sno-Caps were C’s favorite!
- Last but not least something for C’s hubby. He likes Dove milk chocolate. These were perfect since the packaging is blue and brown!
Phew! I’m just glad it arrived and got there in one piece.
I now have a “To do list” on my computer's desktop to keep track of things that need to be done. Yesterday I was able to get several of the things done.
One thing that was not on my list that was accomplished was NHL's chin revealed itself. The sterri strip stayed on for an entire week and finally came off last night. It's very red and irritated looking, but is closed and we hope look better with some cream on it over time.
Now for what I did yesterday:
I packaged up the first batch of papers to send out with our Flex Spending things. Then I did the paper work for the 2nd batch. I spent a bit of time making address labels for NHL's 4th birthday invitations. They have Curious George on them since that is the theme that we FINALLY went with since they can make that cake. My grandmother was told yesterday that we can use the community room in her building, so the party will definitely be there this year. This will likely be the last BIG family party for NHL since next year he will probably want a kid party for his classmates at real school. Today my plan is to write out the invitations and address them to have ready to send out by tomorrow at the latest.
In addition to this, I was also able to finish up the last few thank you notes that I did not do for baby gifts that came later. All 5 of those are done and ready to head out. I also called our temple about this years membership. Now JL and I need to sit down and write a letter to the committee about things. So one thing off the list and another on!
Once JL and NHL leave I am going to pack up my Swaprooni gift. Everything for it has arrived or been purchased. Now I just need to put it all together to send out. (C – I will let you know when it is shipped so you can keep an eye out for it) If all goes well that will be ready, along with two other packages to ship out today. So another item on my list is the post office for this purpose and to get stamps for the invitations.
One other item on my list that I tried to take care of yesterday was a bag for Aunt M's baby shower gift. Unfortunately when NHL and I went out last night we were unable to find one large enough for everything that needs to go in it. So that's another thing that I must find in my travels.
More to do:
Tomorrow is baking day. We are test running ice cream cone cupcakes for JL's birthday on Friday that we plan to make for NHL's birthday (also his last day ever at daycare/nursery school). In addition to that I would like to bake something for my friend's birthday that is Sunday. Just a little something that she really liked when we made them for her before.
Lots to do while JSL is still sleeping . . . so I am off!
JL stayed home sick today – got the bug going around the center. NHL wanted to go to nursery school, so I took him in this morning and came back home. JL took a very long nap. During this time JSL slept some, got up nursed and went with me to my old school to get some things in classroom that were still there. We were also meeting someone at school to pick up Rescue Hero things that her sons no longer wanted. After that we went back home for more moo time. JL was up and feeling much better by this time. He helped me with a diaper change at one point and had fast flying breastfed baby poop heading out with no diaper on JSL. Fun cleanup followed including the carpet we just got in that room. . . . and two of NHL’s coloring books were tossed.
At 4:00 I went to pick NHL up and JSL stayed home with JL thanks to the rain. NHL had a good day. JL said it was okay for NHL and me to go do a little shopping. So we went to two fun stores to search for Swaparooni things. Wow are there a lot of blue and brown things out there. NHL had fun helping me. I bought a bunch of items to add to the things I already purchased. Now I just need to get a few more odds and ends. I’d tell more, but I can’t since a certain someone reads my blog – Hi C I read your blog too! :)
Now I’m home for more Moo-time . . . ’tis my life as a paci-booba-fier!
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