Monday, November 26, 2007

We are what we wish for..?

I realized today how different the holidays are once your kids can really start asking for exactly what they want. A few years ago I killed myself trying to shop for all of the kids. Get them just the right gifts (without going too overboard). It was a daunting task amidst the trials and tribulations of chemo, neutropenia, hospital visits and stays...and then just the simple fact that I had three kids 4 yrs old and under. None of them had really fallen prey to the marketing frenzy, that IS America these days, yet...so I had to figure out on what would make their eyes light up on Christmas morning. A task not to be taken lightly. =)

Well, less than a week before Christmas we go to see "santa"...Keegan tells me as we're walking home (it was in base housing, just down the street) that the only thing he asked Santa for was the remote control dinosaur at "The cool store" (aka Pottery Barn Kids). Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket So, what do I do? I drive my little Eurovan over to the busiest shopping center in the East Bay and drive around for forever to find a spot to park (that I'm PAYING for no less-this is Cali after all), trudge down to PBK, elbow my way around the store, elbow my way to the cash register...and finally pay for this remote control dinosaur that Santa HAS to deliver to our house! It was the first time any of my three children had actually wished for something from Santa. I was elated...and HAD to grant that wish. As time goes on it's funny to watch the kids different stages through their wishes. I thought I'd share a few with ya'll.

Keegan and Liam have both been begging for Mammoth Crocs. They think mine are the coolest thing since sliced bread and can't wait to own their own. Hadley has asked for them as well...mostly because I think she couldn't stand to see her brothers get something that she doesn't have. LOL!
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Liam is dying for this:

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Yeah. I won't even try and justify it. Stop snickering or I won't let you come and play. =)


Keegan is pretty practical. He goes through a notebook a day, I swear, with all of his lists and drawings and stories. He also wants a new battery charger for his leapster batteries because his mom seems to have misplaced the old one. *oops* Keegan would be just as happy with a new (more challenging than the last) 'workbook' as he would be with the newest 'must have' toy.

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Hadley...well, she wants it all. Seriously. She's not bashful about it either. Her only saving grace is that she is always very grateful and if you're looking for a big reaction she's your girl. =) Here is a VERY short version of her top wishes:


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1 comment:

Coatney, Party of Four said...

No, no, I also stalk your blog for new postings. It's fun. I would LOVE to makea aprons with you. As long as it doesn't turn out likeour park day! : ) The nice thing about the man apron is the uncanny resemblance to Brian.

I love Hadley's list! I can't wait to have "girl" stuff at my house. Also I want the mammoths