QOTW: Holiday Shopping Yet?

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QOTW: Holiday Shopping Yet?
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Tue, 09-04-2012 - 1:38pm

I know it is early!  But, I love to get a jump start on things.  Has anyone bought anything for Christmas yet? When will you start shopping?

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Thu, 09-20-2012 - 11:14am

Wow, done in June! That is awesome. :smileyhappy: I often wish I could be that oragnized, lol. 

Lisa 

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Wed, 09-19-2012 - 12:27pm
that sounds like a cool plan Lisa! I looked at one or two games for the Wii for Emma (5) last year, but didn't get her anything. We only have the Dora game for it and she's "over it". I was thinking about other ideas the other day, I need to watch after Halloween for clearance outfits for their dress up closet. All their dresses from last year are getting too small or are getting rips and holes in them from them putting them on often, and the shoes are all getting too small. And we have a princess castle that they don't play in anymore, I was thinking one of those color your own house things they have, both girls love to color and since its cardboard and not expensive, we can easily throw it away in a few months, along with some art supplies too.
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Wed, 09-19-2012 - 11:45am

I pre-ordered the new "Wii U" - it will be for both my boys. Needless to say, they won't be getting much else from us, LOL. 

They don't know I was able to pre-order one so my plan is to make a big deal out of trying to search for one and then tell them I wasn't able to find one in stock. Then, hopefully, they will be surprised on Christmas!

Lisa 

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Wed, 09-19-2012 - 9:34am
No, I am one of those horrible fence sitters at making decisions. I'm still mulling it over.
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Thu, 09-13-2012 - 12:52pm
Oh, I see that they are still on sale! Did you end up picking up one?

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Mon, 09-10-2012 - 4:13pm
Ya, I know... I am going to call my brother tonight, ask him what he thinks. I am the worst about being on the fence. If it wasn't such a large purchase... Senior year expenses are kicking my butt!
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Mon, 09-10-2012 - 3:23pm

That's a great price! We don't have the actual leap frog pad b/c my kids grew out of it before they came out but they've LOVED every Leap Frog, Didj, etc they've had in the past. 

If you're on the fence, you might want to go ahead and go for it. I've seen Amazon's prices flucuate hourly before! Right now, it's showing the Leap Frog Pad for $78- a whole dollar cheaper, LOL.

Lisa 

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Mon, 09-10-2012 - 3:02pm
They are on sale on amazon at the moment for $79! I was almost ready to just order 2 today and then I got thinking about it more. I think the 3 year old would be perfect for it, and then an ipod touch for the 5 year old, but again, I am just not 100% sure. I hate to let the $79 price go by, but I also try and make sure I have things for the grand parent to get the kids that don't cost too much, they don't see the kids during hte year, maybe once a year at the most for DH's parents and 2-3 times a year for my parents. DH's parents usually set aside $75-100 per grandchild, though I hate to ask for one big expensive gift from them. Still on the fence though...
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Mon, 09-10-2012 - 12:11pm
jacobandcoopersmommy wrote:
I've been considering the Leap Frog pad for Landon too. He always wants to play on my DH's so I thought one of his own would be a good idea. I'm just not sure, though! I can't believe how much they cost (or maybe I'm just cheap! Ha!).

I would be done too if I had the money to do it all! I'm trying to buy a few things each paycheck so that it'll be done by December and I can actually enjoy the month without stressing!

Your DH has a .....Leap Frog pad? :smileywink:

Lisa 

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Mon, 09-10-2012 - 12:05pm
Lisa,

I've noticed that the older my boys get, the more they are like this too. They'll change their minds like crazy in the month leading up to Christmas. I finally told them to write their lists out to Santa early... then they couldn't change their minds!

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