The festive season is really right up on our doorstep. In only 2 and a half weeks time we will be on our long summer holidays and I will only return to work on the 6th of January. I have so much to do until then.
We have to decide what to do for The Lil' Miss' birthday next year as it is right when the schools open and invites should go out now. I still have no idea - keep it small at an expensive location or big at the school, which still cost us money (quite a bit) but you can invite as many kids as you would like to. I have left this a bit too late! I also need to get her birthday presents because leaving it until after Christmas means that it is sometimes sold out. She has chosen the Lego Belville horse stable - my girl child, we seem to buy blocks of some sort every year. She just loves to build. ( You wouldn't say her mommy is an architect)
We have checked all the camping gear two weekends ago, but need to buy some items. The packing is going to take a while so I better start early.
My Christmas shopping is almost done - I have already delivered the Cape Town bunch last week. The kid's main presents are bought, I have enough stocking filler presents from Santa for the girlchild, but I really have almost none for the boys. I seem to see a million things for girls, but little boys?? Any ideas?I am busy getting a calender and other photo presents together for the grandparents - got our stunning pictures yesterday - will do a post about that soon! I have got the teachers gifts, my secretary and my bookclub gift - all I need to put some thinking into is Hunter. We have a rule of a book, CD or DVD for each other, nothing bigger- it keeps the costs down and there is always one of those that you would enjoy over a holiday period.
I will be hosting Christmas (although slightly altered form our usual) at our house this year - looking forward to that.
And for all my American friends, may you have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving. This year, I am thankful for my friends in the computer - your love and support.