Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Few of My Favorite Things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens . . .

Maddy and I watched The Sound of Music the other night. I love that movie -- it had been such a long time since I've seen it. Definitely made me think of some of my favorite things from the holidays!

At the top of my list is always my sweet family. Unfortunately, due to bad weather, we could not all be together, but we just get to spread out the holiday a little more that way!

I love my girl's generous spirit. A couple weeks ago, Maddy and I went to the Dollar Store so that she could pick out some presents for family members. I’m not going to mention who got what, as some of our gifts have not been given yet due to the bad weather. But, here are some of the items she thoughtfully chose: a box of Kleenex, a 12-pack of washcloths, a snowman soap dispenser, microfiber cloths to clean car windows and more microfiber cleaning cloths. Sometimes, it's those little dollar gifts that mean so much!

Since I’ve already received my gift from her, I can tell you what it was. While I really do need the kleenex and the cleaning cloths, she picked out five or six of her favorite Littlest Pet Shop animals, boxed and wrapped them just for me! So sweet! And even though she had a microfiber cloth gift for big brother Connor, she also made another one up for him on the spot. She boxed up an ornament we made along with a few Reese's peanut butter cups!

My other favorite thing from the holidays (besides all the eating!) was seeing Maddy and Cboo playing games together!! This small air hockey table was a big hit and will get lots of use. Sweet Cboo also hooked up our Wii for us. Maddy and I had a blast bowling and can't wait to try more games! Even though we were mostly house-bound, it was a wonderful Christmas!

Happy New Year -- wow -- 2010 -- I do love an even-numbered year!


Felicia said...

You have the sweetest family. Happy 2010!!

Rachel said...

Maddie's gifts are so sweet!

I love your photo display behind the air hockey table!

Happy New Year!


Jodee Leader said...

What a cute post, but you forgot to mention botox somewhere!

Maddy and I would have a BLAST together at the dollar store! I have to make my weekly run!

Hope you have a Happy New Year!

Kim said...

I love seening what kids choose as gifts for others. My kids wanted to get Ben a motorcycle (they listen), I picked out a shirt instead,lol!

Did Maddy have fun skating yesterday? Was that her first time? I wanted to get a picture for you but she was either too far away or I didn't have my camera ready.

Have a great 2010!

Gail said...

Adorable post Janet, one of my fav movies of all time btw!

Will's preschool class went to the dollar store to buy Christmas gifts for all of us...they were absolutely precious. He thought a lot about what he picked out.

Have a Happy and healthy 2010!

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

It is amazing what kids can come up with on a limited budget. Their minds are amazing because they can still view things so innocently.

Wanda said...

Very sweet things to remember and treasure.

Yes, Happy even-numbered New Year!

Wanda (At Last...)

Missy said...

Precious, precious Maddy! She sounds like an absolute angel!!! I hope 2010 is a magical and blessed year for the Boo's :) xoxo

Super Mommy said...

Love the mini air hockey girls would be ALL over that! I love even numbered years too...I hope this one is good for all of us! Happy New Year!

Kam said...

What a sweetie! Yep, Syd wrapped up one of her hard backed books for me...these girls! They are so giving! I just love that! Sorry for the bad weather but glad you had a great Christmas!

I just found the email today with your addy in it! Ooops! Forgot your card but dropped it in the mail today! Don't know how I missed it!

The Byrd's Nest said...

She really does have the sweetest heart and I love her spirit. Happy New year my friend!

Rhonda said...

LOVE it! What sweetness! Happy New Year!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

happy NEW year!!!

Lucy said...

We watched the Sound of the Music too in our hotel room and I even took a picture of us because it was such a happy, cozy moment. :) Your favorite things are wonderful!!!