Since our family is low on little people at the moment, we really miss the fun of shopping for kids. Let's face it, they are much more fun to shop for than kids in their mid to late 20's! But we still get our fix. Each year we buy some gifts to support our Santa's Anonymous. It provides gifts to families in need. Every child deserves to have a good Christmas. Want to see what I found this year?
Through the year I keep my eye out for sales on toys. I figure if I can pick some stuff up on sale, I can get more for my dollar and provide a few more smiles on Christmas morning. This year I hit the jackpot with Ironman at only $7 an action figure! I think he is still popular because they still sell him at Target and Wal-Mart.
Here's what Little Robert would have wanted.
As for Little Jennifer, the only thing that would have made this doll better was if her dress had been purple.
It was fun shopping and it keeps the spirit of the season alive for us. Yesterday we bundled up the goodies and took a trip over to the mall to drop off. We spent some time watching the kids line up to visit Santa. He's a great one with a real beard and all and he really seems to take some time with the kids. I almost misted up as I watched a little blonde girl with two ponytails ring Santa's sleigh bells with one hand as she nervously twirled one ponytail in loops with her other hand. Cute!!! That one moment is the magic of Christmas for me. The joy of Christmas is watching it through the eyes of a child. Christmas is all about the children.