So, beginning of November, I signed the kids up for this Toys-for-Tots type thing but run by somebody else.  There was no guarantee that was even going to happen so I just put whatever I could think of at the time on the list.
Turned out, Santa decided to come early this year.  Yay!

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Jiraiya’s first tricyc

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le.

Had to figure out a way to get all this home without a veh

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icle.

He’s still trying to figure out how to work the

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petals.

But we got them all home with the help from the cart the staff at Thrive DC let us borrow (which my husband promptly returned) and I couldn’t help but open the heaviest box in h

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is absence.

But then he got home and the unwrapping fre

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nzy commenced.

This box is now our prayer box. It was packed with love

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by a young child.

And this is what was inside; a three-part of wipes, baby wash and baby lotion.

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Now, we’re gettin into the books.  This one was one of my favorite children’s books, which is sayin something because I didn’t like them that much as a child.

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This one makes all sorts of dinosaur noises like roaring and stomping through the jungle and even eating leaves.

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Another book.

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Even though the kids have my husband’s last name, my last name was on the sign up, so they all put my last name with the kids’ names.  And I think it’s adorable the way they all spelled her name ‘Jum’.

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These Christmas cards have so much love in them.

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Daddy trying to show Jiraiya how to open his presents.

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Another adorable Christmas card.

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New shoes, Jiraiya can grow into.  Woo-hoo!

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More books!  A couple of them are second copies so Jem can have one too.

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Some of these were wrapped so beautifully, I couldn’t help but photograph them.

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More clothes!

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Dr. Suess!!

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No ashy babies on my watch anymore.

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Baby toys for Jem!

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A book just for Jem.

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More clothes. Lol

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I wish I had video recorded the moment when Daddy said, “Hey, look, bubba.  You’ve got a sled!”  Jiraiya’s reaction was so perfect!

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Diapers and wipes, yo.

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This wrapping paper was so shiny and pretty, I had to take a picture.

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But look what was inside!  Pretty freakin sweet, if you ask me.

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There will be NO reason why my babies would be dirty now.  Not that there was any before.

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Much-needed.

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Jem receiving her first real teddy bear.  She’s just all like, “What’s goin on?”

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More clothes.

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Another Christmas card attached to a present.

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This beautiful blanket was inside.

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Jiraiya is gonna be lookin so fly at the park. #playgroundchic

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Last two books.

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And another Christmas card written with pure love.

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Happy Holidays, everybody!

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