We got there early afternoon, then everyone went in separate directions. Lots of last minute errands were done. I stayed with the kiddos and mom. Once Chaz woke from his nap I decided to break out the gingerbread house. I know, I totally should have done this WAY earlier but considering the end result I am kinda glad it was a one-day-thing. Just wait.. it is worth it :)
Chaz was super excited and we started out following the directions 100%.
The boys got Santa pjs. They were adorable.
Well, they had plenty of pink ones, but we were not going to buy a pink one. So, Ryan went and talked to the toy department manager to see if there were "some in the back" I love this btw. Does everyone think there is a magical stash in the backroom where the keep all the goodies just in case someone asks if there are "some in the back" What the heck??
Anywho, there were not any in the magical storage unit in the back. She told Ryan that she was holding one for a lady coming up from Fort Smith and if by chance the lady didn't show in the next few hours, she would be happy to release it to Ryan. We did purchase the pink one, just in case. I am not sure of what that case may have been because we were not going to give Chaz a pink one but Ryan said it was just in case. Ok.
We went on about our business of eating lunch and getting the kids down for naps. I jumped on Amazon to see if I could snag one of these quickly disappearing things only to find that they were going for upwards of 3 times the retail price. Um no, that is not happening. No sooner did I pick my jaw up off the ground, did Ryan's phone ring. I heard him say "Really? Ok, I will be there in 10 minutes" She called! The lady from Ft Smith didn't show and the thing was ours! YIPPEE!! A+ Walmart employee, A+. Yes, Ryan wrote a letter to the store manager and we have been back to personally thank the department manager several times. Excellent customer service! Excellent!
Back to the action:
The next morning we were ready to roll. Chaz woke up at 7ish and my poor parents had the daunting task of keeping the 4 year-old from going beyond the kitchen until all the adults were up (it is a rule that we must all enter the living room together.) Good luck with that one! But he listened well and didn't go in until he was told it was ok.
They were already in the middle of their Christmas exchange so we just plopped down and enjoyed the fellowship.
My sweet Meme! God love this woman!
Chaz hanging out with Aunt Sandra