Yesterday I took the girls and my friend, Laurisa, and her little boy to Ventura to my favorite place to shop after Christmas: Target. The sales are awesome, and I saved so much money and didn't spend over $40. It was fun shopping with a good friend. The kids were so well-behaved. (Why can't they be like that when it's just them and me?) Amid the half-price Christmas stuff, the employees were setting out Valentine's Day decorations. That used to really annoy me, but now it doesn't bother me at all. I mean, how can I expect Target--a major corporation--to do anything but what they're designed to do: sell stuff!
Anyway, after spending hours in Target just taking our time (it was so nice to not have to rush), we went to McDonald's and then to Michael's so I could buy plain paper bags with handles to decorate for next year. I saw this idea where you take the front of old Christmas cards and glue them on plain brown or white paper bags and add pompoms or pipe cleaners for decoration. They make such cute Christmas gift bags.
While we were at Michael's, Amber and Wences had fun taking the marked-down ornaments off the rack and decorating one of the artificial trees with them. As we drove home, Autumn gave Wences a bloody nose when she stuck her finger up his nostril. Yikes! It was hard to keep from laughing about my shy little two-year-old giving an almost-6-year-old a bloody nose!
It was a fun Christmas season at the Hodge Lodge. I'd love to hear about yours!