Chalk of the Town Christmas Shirt

Chalk of the Town Shirt

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I wanted to take all the Christmas is for Kids toys to the drop off location on Monday but Monday was such a rough night. It was pouring and I just did not have the energy to going and bring everything out to the car in the rain after I had taken everything up from the basement earlier in the day. I was getting over something nasty and wanted to rest. We did manage to take the photo on the stairs on Monday night but that was about it.

I asked the kids to wear something Christmas-y for the photo and Andrew took it upon himself to take his Chalk of the town tshirt and draw Santa partway down a chimney. I set the shirt aside after the photo and he was going to wear it again when we went and delivered the toys. I ended up delivering them myself the other day but this morning when the kids saw that it was Dress Down for a Dollar day Andrew went to get his Chalk of the Town tshirt to wear. I took a few more photos of him in it today. It is so hard to get him to look over at me. He just wakes faces in all directions.

Chalk of the Town Gave us these tshirts and markers earlier this year as part of a campaign. I’ve been using them for so many things and so have the kids.

Decorating for Christmas 2019 – Lambie Joins In

Decorating for Christmas

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On Monday I hauled all of the Christmas boxes up to the second floor from the basement. I was feeling really sick after staying home on Sunday from work. I brought up all of the Christmas is for kids toys as well as the Christmas decoration boxes. Of course the first box I took upstairs was huge and so I placed it on the bottom step to get a better grip on it. I stand up and I heard 3 cracks. I have heard about people seeing stars before and I have never had that happen. I’m pretty sure that is what happened this time. I ended up slumped over the big box, conscious but trying to get my bearings. My head hurt something fierce. I swear that the first crack was my head on the fire alarm bracket and the next two were in my neck. I took a minute and then carried the box upstairs. It was the first of several.

During this week we have been slowly getting some decorations up. The kids took all of the stuffed animals and put them on the ledge on the second floor. I noticed that Andrew added Lambie to the group. Lambie is his favorite stuffed animal. It is funny because he didn’t seem like he’d pick just one specific stuffed animal but this one has been his fast friend for a while. I know because we are always forgetting Lambie downstairs because every morning Lambie comes with Andrew downstairs before school. I saw this and it made me smile.

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