Saturday, December 26, 2009

Another Hit!

Once again, Dollar Store Christmas was a great success! Last year we started a new tradition and had so much fun that we decided we would continue it this year.

On Thursday (12/24) we made cookies and had fun with the frosting.

James was trying so hard not to lick the spreading spoon that he tucked his lips in to fight the temptation. LOL!!

The kids put the tree up and really did not want to decorated it. They did put 1 box of candy canes on it (half of which were eaten during the decorating) their 3 gingerbread men and they put 2 strings of popcorn only around the bottom half. They were happy with it and I let it be their project. We have a new foster child with us for an extended respite and bless her heart, I'm sure she thought we were nutsy, but did enjoy shopping for her mom and sister at the Dollar Store.

When we started Dollar Store Christmas, the kids made a list of everyone in the family and purchased a gift for each person. This year, 5 year old Jackson came out of the store with his gifts and when Poppy sat down with him to help him wrap gifts, there seemed to be an extra one. When my dad ask who that gift was for, he said, "It's for Jackson!" When he made his list, he listed all the family members including himself. The kicker was, when he opened his gift to him from him, he was so excited and had the biggest smile. My brother was like, " The 5 year old has changed the rules to the game and I like it!"

A huge pile of over 40 gifts under the tree for just over $40. The fun = priceless!


Laura said...

What fun!! That's what memories are made of....the kind that last a lifetime! I love it!

Miss Kim said...

I love your family! I love Jesus adn He loves us all. Merry Christmas and Blessings in the New Year!

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

THAT is hilarious! He was surprised by his own gift- LOL!

Love that Dollar Store!

MOM #1 said...

I think it's so sweet and funny that he got excited over the gift he bought himself, LOL. Oh, the joys of being a child!

What a great idea. I LOVE the Dollar Store Christmas, it sounds rewarding and economical.

MOM #1 said...

I have no idea how to respond to comments on my blog, so I thought I'd come on over with my response, LOL.

I've never been able to find Teaching Textbooks in a library and I don't go to Homeschool conventions because all of the ones around here have a heavy religious focus and we are secular homeschoolers. They may set up at homeschool conventions, but I don't know for sure.

BUT they do have an extremely liberal return/refund policy and their customer service is impeccable. I'm a busy body lot of questions before I purchase type consumer . . . so I know this from personal experience, LOL.

If it was my first purchase, I would definitely go straight to the company website.

They also have spot-on placement tests as well as a variety of sample lessons on their website.

The cost is well worth it, in my opinion and I only have one child. Even more so if I were going to be using it three or four times. It also holds its value very well. I have been able to sell all of our TT sets for about 85% of the original purchase price.

I simply would have NEVER been able to teach upper level mathematics without it.

MomInTheTrench said...

What a great Christmas. I gave you an award. C'mon over to get it.