Today was the Annual Christmas is for Kids Toy Drive sponsored by Achin’s Garage. We’ve been saving a small amount of money each month so that we would have a decent sum with which to buy toys. I also got some great toys from different companies that I could donate as well. Before we went to drop off the toys we set them all up and Eva got to pose with them.
One of the companies that sent me a ton of toys was Squinkies. I have a couple of sets of Squinkies that I display on my desk (Hot Wheels and Marvel Superheroes) and we’ve gotten Eva a bunch of Disney Princess Squinkies, too. I’m a fan of these little toys and think that they look pretty decent. I love shooting photos of them with my macro lens. The Marvel superhero ones look great and are very fun. So, I got a big box of great Squinkies toys and they told me that I was free to donate them if I wanted to do so. I have plenty of them and Eva has a bunch so it made sense to donate them to Christmas is for Kids. I almost kept the Cars 2 Squinkies set though.
For the rest of the toys we went yesterday and bought a bunch of our favorite stuff at Target. We picked up Transformers, LEGO, HEXBUG, KRE-O, Sky Ball, Littlest Pet Shop, My Little Pony, Bizu, Hot Wheels, Tinkerbell, Skylanders and Crayola. Here is the whole haul in one shot.
This year the venue of Christmas is for Kids moved from the Community school to the Achin’s Garage. I personally thought that the Community School location was better because there was parking. Achin’s is located in a very busy area with little parking but it is higher visibility for the garage and I like to see the get more visibility for doing such a good event. I showed up right as they opened so the truck was pretty empty however I heard it was a good day so I think the truck filled up pretty good by day’s end.
I loved getting to go to the Christmas is For Kids event but today was my first day after my first day back to work after Andrew was born. So I came right home and napped for about 2 hours. Then took Eva to Dance and then went to Christmas is for Kids. I got back home, after I stopped at Hess and picked up a Hess Truck for the kids for Christmas. I hung out and stayed awake for a bit because Allison’s brother and his family was coming to visit. I eventually went and napped for a while longer. Woke up and had a quick visit and lunch with them and then back to bed. I hope I got enough sleep and don’t end up face down on my keyboard tonight or tomorrow morning, more likely.
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