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Holiday check in

I am bored! ha! So thought we might do a Holiday themed check in? Any one game?

Favorite Holiday:
Are you all done with your Holiday decorations?
How is you LO handling the decor?
What are you asking for from Santa?
Do you give Santa gifts for your LOs? If so what is santa giving this year
Open presents on Christmas morning or Christmas Eve?
Flocked tree or no?
Favorite holiday drink and meal
Love holiday music- yes or no?
are you done shopping?
What did/are you getting Dh/SO for Xmas?
Favorite Holiday movie
Any holiday traditions:

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Favorite Holiday: Christmas, for sure!
Are you all done with your Holiday decorations? Mostly. We need to get a new star for our tree.
How is you LO handling the decor? Cameron is near the tree at all times. He is a sneaky little guy who tries to grab the ornaments when he thinks we aren't looking.
What are you asking for from Santa? I honestly have no idea.
Do you give Santa gifts for your LOs? If so what is santa giving this year Yes, we do Santa gifts. The girls are each getting a Leapster Tag Reading system and Cameron is getting his first Thomas train set.
Open presents on Christmas morning or Christmas Eve? We do presents with his family on Christmas Eve. Our presents are always opened Christmas Day.
Frosted tree or no? Huh?
Favorite holiday drink and meal We always do chili at Christmas and it's delicious!
Love holiday music- yes or no? Absolutely. I've been listening to it in the car for nearly a week now.
Are you done shopping? Yes, I finished on Black Friday.
What did/are you getting Dh/SO for Xmas? He asked for clothes, so I got him some new jeans and several shirts.
Favorite Holiday movie: The Santa Clause
Any holiday traditions: Not really

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Favorite Holiday: Definitely Christmas!
Are you all done with your Holiday decorations? All except for the flag on the house!
How is you LO handling the decor? Pretty well. He points at the tree and says pretty when the lights are on. He doesn't try to touch it.
What are you asking for from Santa? He doesn't get the whole santa thing.
Do you give Santa gifts for your LOs? If so what is santa giving this year: A "big boy" bed for when he needs it, elmo stuff, books
Open presents on Christmas morning or Christmas Eve? Christmas morning
Frosted tree or no? No.
Favorite holiday drink and meal: We always have the "seven fishes" on Christmas eve, and with that comes lots of pasta. So, pasta.
Love holiday music- yes or no? Sometimes.
are you done shopping? No way
What did/are you getting Dh/SO for Xmas? No idea.
Favorite Holiday movie: Mickey Christmas Carol
Any holiday traditions: Italian Christmas Eve tradition, homemade lasagna or ravioli on Christmas day.

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Favorite Holiday: Christmas, for sure!
Are you all done with your Holiday decorations? Can one ever really be done
How is you LO handling the decor? She's doing great! She says pretty when we turn the tree on, too, but she's been really good about not grabbing decorations.
What are you asking for from Santa? Haha, I have no clue... more hours in the day?
Do you give Santa gifts for your LOs? If so what is santa giving this year. Yes, Izzy will be getting a leapfrog laptop and some play food from Santa.
Open presents on Christmas morning or Christmas Eve? Both, we do our Christmas on Christmas day, but open gifts with extended family on Christmas eve.
Flocked tree or no? Both!
Favorite holiday drink and meal? I love graham cracker cocoa, and we make breakfast burritos every Christmas morning. Yummy!
Love holiday music- yes or no? Yes! DH is lucky if I hold off until after Halloween to bust out the festive tunes.
are you done shopping? Close, but not quite.
What did/are you getting Dh/SO for Xmas? I don't know what small gift I will get DH, but we decided instead of getting something expensive for each other we are going to plan a romantic weekend getaway for sometime in January.
Favorite Holiday movie? My favorite grown up movie is It's a Wonderful Life and my favorite younger movies are the original Home Alone movies.
Any holiday traditions: My mom and I always watch It's a Wonderful Life together. DH and I build a gingerbread house each year (this year we have to top our awesome Rapunzel and tower!), and I do a lot of baking and candy making. DH always gets a nutcracker at Christmas, and I get an Annalee mouse and some sort of Hippo.
What are you most excited for your kiddos to receive? We are making a kitchen for Izzy from an old entertainment stand. She loves to pretend to cook, so I'm SO excited to give her the kitchen and pots and pans!

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Sorry Holly, I brain farted on the flocking and said frosted...duh! I fixed it.

Favorite Holiday:Christmas !!!
Are you all done with your Holiday decorations? Yeah we tamed it down this year with Tommy
How is you LO handling the decor? Perfect. We said no touch to the tree and he made 1 small attempt to touch it but was caught. hasnt tried again.
What are you asking for from Santa? Nothing really. I did ask for a fondue pot and an autostart for my truck.
Do you give Santa gifts for your LOs? If so what is santa giving this year... Might make some of his wooden puzzles from santa but next year I am sure we will give it more thought
Open presents on Christmas morning or Christmas Eve? Christmas morning
Flocked tree or no? Nope. and currently have a fake one at that. I miss the real tree smell
Favorite holiday drink and meal: Eggnog! My parents usually change it up so we never have the same thing. I think we are having baked ziti this year. I am making my french toast caserole for breakfast, hoping to make that our little family tradition
Love holiday music- yes or no? Yes.
are you done shopping? 99% done. Need to get my mom a gift card (i HATE gift cards) so I can wait till last minute on that. I am not concerned
What did/are you getting Dh/SO for Xmas? I got him a welding helmet- a new one, a watch, new work gloves, and an air hammer.
Favorite Holiday movie: White Christmas.
Any holiday traditions: Nothing really. Looking forward to making traditions based on this year with tommy and with us being home instead of NY.

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Favorite Holiday: Christmas for sure
Are you all done with your Holiday decorations? Put them up yesterday. I can't find my front door mat though...might need to do some more searching
How is you LO handling the decor? 16 month old = no problem (I actually think he's a little scared of it - won't go near it), 4 year old = touch touch touch.
What are you asking for from Santa? DH and I just bought a new camera (I dropped the other one), so that's our gift this year - and he's my Santa, so I guess that's it.
Do you give Santa gifts for your LOs? If so what is santa giving this year DD just wrote her list for santa and asked for a costume (princess), princess PJ's and a remote control Barbie car. She asked for a Cars car for Colin and Superman PJ's...so I guess that's it. I would like to buy a workbench for them to share (to go with the kitchen we already have).
Open presents on Christmas morning or Christmas Eve? One present Xmas Eve (generally new PJ's) and the rest Christmas morning.
Flocked tree or no? I'm not familiar with that term but by Sara's response I think it means real or fake...so real ...LOVE how my house smells right nwo!
Favorite holiday drink and meal Red wine, as usual. I love the whole turkey/potatoes/gravy/cranberry sauce meal - and the leftovers to go with it. And I love all the food & wine in general that goes with the season.
Love holiday music- yes or no? Yes
are you done shopping? HA. Have not even started. I'm in SO much trouble.
What did/are you getting Dh/SO for Xmas? see above.
Favorite Holiday movie: Home Alone or Christmas Vacation (classics!)
Any holiday traditions:: I think the whole season is a tradition - we always do the same get togethers. We always open stockings first and have mamosa's with breakfast...note to self to not forget to buy Champagne!

Sara - I have a fondue pot if you want one...wedding gift used twice in 7 years!!

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I want it solely for chocolate fondue! sooo delish! And flocked tree is the fake snow on the tree.

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"lizzib45" wrote:

I want it solely for chocolate fondue! sooo delish! And flocked tree is the fake snow on the tree.

Interesting...have never heard that term before - it must not cross borders Smile

....the funniest thing is that my fondue set has ONLY ever been used for chocolate! I used it once about 6 months after I got married and then ironically enough a friend borrowed it this past weekend (I randomly found it a week ago and dusted it off for her) for a chocolate fondue. I might even ship it to you...but all this talk about chocolate is giving me a slight craving.

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its OK to give into the chocolate craving. Especially Fondue! We have a place down here called the Melting Pot. its a whole appetizer, dinner, dessert set up with all fondue. Cheese fondue for starters, then a broth type fondue to cook all your meats in then dessert. YOu can choose all types of chocolate- like smores, white chocolate, etc. for dessert. It comes with rice krispie treats, cake, fruit, marshmallows and a few other things. its heavenly. So its ok, give into the chocolate fondue! Smile

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Favorite Holiday: Christmas!
Are you all done with your Holiday decorations? Yes
How is you LO handling the decor?Alice just tries to take the candy canes off, but when the 3 year old is involved, they take EVERYTHING off! They have done it 3 times already! I've told them if they do it again, I'm taking it down and not putting it back up! I don't know if I can actually go through with this threat, because it would make me very sad.
What are you asking for from Santa? I'd LOVE a weekend away all by myself! Ah, to have the whole bed to myself and not have to get up a bazillion times!!!
Do you give Santa gifts for your LOs? If so what is santa giving this year A doll house, and a doll with a stroller
Open presents on Christmas morning or Christmas Eve? Open Christmas pjs Christmas eve, everything else in the morning
Frosted tree or no? no
Favorite holiday drink and meal I had some yummy mulled cider the other day! mmmmm!
Love holiday music- yes or no? Yes!!! (DH, not so much!)
are you done shopping? I keep saying yes, and I think I might actually mean it this time....:rolleyes:
What did/are you getting Dh/SO for Xmas? we are just doing stockings this year as we are going to Disney World in Feb
Favorite Holiday movie Elf
Any holiday traditions: Open Christmas pjs after we go to the Christingle on Christmas eve, Then DH and I get Chinese food after kids are in bed! Then wake up and let the kids play with whatever isn't wrapped while I make french toast. Then we open presents. DH cooks dinner and we finish it up by watching the Queen giver her yearly speech!

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Favorite Holiday: HalloweenAre you all done with your Holiday decorations? yep
How is you LO handling the decor? he loves it the lights are his favoriteWhat are you asking for from Santa? peace and quite (don't think thats happening)
Do you give Santa gifts for your LOs? If so what is santa giving this year? Soft tool set, Basket ball goal, dino ball popper
Open presents on Christmas morning or Christmas Eve? christmas morning
Flocked tree or no?Lightly
Favorite holiday drink and meal? one I don't have to cook
Love holiday music- yes or no? some of it
are you done shopping?heck no
What did/are you getting Dh/SO for Xmas? beard/mustash trimmer, and a new robe
Favorite Holiday movie: christmas carol (the org.)
Any holiday traditions:
christmas eve at the IL's, Christmas Morning @ home, Christmas afternoon @ my Aunts (mom's side), Christmas night @ my aunts (Dad's Side)