Wednesday, May 21, 2008

May Rudy Day

Well that time of month has rolled around again. ( And I still haven't gotten the Christmas stuff oraganized and in the attic although I have begun.) This month I plan on sitting by the campfire on Rudy Day with my family. Sooooo... It will not be a day where I can do a lot of Rudy Day activities. I decided to go ahead and get a few things done early. I gathered up all of my Elf and 24 days of Christmas items and put them in one box hidden and my closet. While gathering up items I made a list of what I have and was pleasantly surprised to discover that I have 12 days of the 24 covered for my girls including new pajamas. Three years ago I was pregnant with Sweet Stuff and had a c-section planned in early December. I wanted away to make sure December was a magical month full of Christmas for Sweet Ums who was almost 4 at the time. So I came up with the 24 Days Countdown where everyday she got to open a present, books, candy, movie, or simple crafts she could do with me sitting nearby taking care of baby. It was the consistent thing that month that started before the baby and continued after and easy enough for my parents to carry out while I was in the hospital. Last year Santa sent two of his elves to live at our house during the month of December and they brought the countdown presents with them. This is a tradition my family is growing to love every year because I shop clearance all year long and it is stuff we would buy anyways during the month for fun it really is not an added financial stress. I am sure I will be sharing more with you later.

To get back on track I am doing well collecting items. Also yesterday I added a few gifts to the closet. I got a present for Sweet Stuff not sure if birthday or Christmas and I got hooded towels for both girls for Christmas. While cleaning and sorting I took a peak in gift closet and discovered that a jacket and pair of pants I bought on two separate clearance sprees go together perfectly for a great outfit and with that so far I have both girls an outfit, a pink shirt, and a white turtleneck with a silver heart. I also have a few extra clothes for Sweet Stuff's birthday. The Gift Closet is looking good.

I have jotted down ideas for almost everyone on my list now. Even though I will be camping on Rudy Day I am planning on taking some crocheting and some plastic canvas to work on gifts. I also hope to be able to complete my Christmas in July list of ideas and make a master craft list while we are riding in the car. I hope you all have very merry Rudolph Day. I will see you soon.