Monday, December 8, 2008

oh to build with lego's again

For the three of you who asked...I will take a picture of our Christmas tree when it's daylight. I tried taking one tonight, and it didn't turn out. I did get some ornaments up tonight. Yeah for that. None of the ornaments came with string or hooks to attach them to the tree, so I spent a lot of time tying little bows on them. My fingers hurt, but the tree looks good. ("My fingers hurt." "Oh, do your fingers hurt? Now your back's gonna hurt because you just pulled landscaping duty. Anybody else's fingers hurt?" **That's for you, Aimee!)

Seth and I ran some errands today, and of course I looked at all of the fake Christmas trees the other stores had out to compare what we got and the price. I am pleased to say that our tree is the best looking of all the ones I have seen thus far and the BEST price. No joke. That makes this bargain hunter very happy.

And for those of you living in Hungary who haven't been to Tesco in the last week or two, you now have to PAY for bags! I know you have to at other places, but Tesco was one that you didn't. I am trying to look at the bright side because that means I don't have to beg for more bags any more (some of those ladies were evil and would only give me a couple bags that wouldn't even hold half my stuff), and the new ones you buy are thicker so they won't rip. And it's good for the environment. The problem is I'm not in the routine to bringing bags there, so I'll wind up buying some the next few trips until I remember. Oh well.

On our errands today, Seth and I ran into the toy store. I hadn't been in it before, and I wanted to look at Lego's...for Seth. I am thinking of getting him some of the Duplo Lego blocks for Christmas. I know, I know. Say what you want fam, but they are great toys. But anyway, on my search for Duplo (which I barely found any...ugh!), I saw several GREAT Lego sets of houses. They are super cool. No, I'm not going to be buying them for myself, but I was pretty excited to see them. :)

I await for all of your comments, Stef.

11 comments:

Stefanie said...

Of course I have to comment.

Mom saw an outrageous (big, pricey, beautiful) lego house...she said she would buy it for you when you came back to the states.

We are going to Woodfield tomorrow with the Brackleys, there is a Lego store there...I can purchase some for Seth if you'd like.

Okay, onto the serious part of the comment. First, are you teaching your son at the tender age of one to fight for his toys? He may have some serious issues with sharing later in life seeing that his mother wasn't too kind in sharing HIS Legos. Also, is it really fair to torture the kid and make him sit there and watch while you build the most elaborate hosue you can? Not too mention, stealing Legos from him, possibly when his innocent little face isn't looking? Oh wait, I do that will Thomas the Train all the time. I conceed.

Stefanie said...

I also realized I cannot spell house or concede. Another reason I should stop playing trains and start learning to spell. :)

Kristin said...

You will be happy to know that Lily and Wyatt are getting their first "real" Legos for Christmas this year. :)

Kacie said...

Tesco started charging? I was there on Thursday and they were giving out bags, as usual! Are you sure they didn't just run out of bags? They did that awhile back, and started making people buy them, but it was just that one day.

Kristen said...

Kacie...I will definitely be on the lookout if that was just a one-day thing! That has never happened to me before, so I just assumed that it was going to be the normal thing now. I'll let you know!

Stef...I was thinking about Thomas the Train stuff with you, but you were kind to remember that yourself. :) There are other toy stores where I have seen Duplo. Thanks for the offer though.

And Kristin...Yeah! I am truly proud to say I know you, now that your kiddos are getting real Lego's! (And for that reason only) :) You get an A+ in my book.

Kristen said...

Oh, and I totally want that "outrageous (big, pricey, beautiful) lego house." :) What is wrong with me?!

Kevin said...

Do you want me to address your last question, Kristen?

Stefanie said...

Yeah, for starters her one year old walks better than her :)

Julie said...

this banter is fun to read... it should be on the main blog too.. ha ha.

I was at Tesco last night and they did not charge me for bags... which one were you at? I was in Budaors.

Aimee said...

I am laughing out loud at EVERY comment made by family members here... so classic!! I miss you guys! Kris - thanks for the "shout out" in this blog, I'm loving that movie quote. :) I hope you can get some Legos... just one more bonus to having kids - you get to play with their toys, too!! I'm pretty sure that's what Shane is looking forward to the most - besides his hope of "training" them to get him food from the fridge. Nice...

Michelle said...

I know that quote!