Thursday, December 22, 2011
This year I got the kids matching ornaments. Most years I get them each a different one - something relevant to that year. Every now and then I switch it up. Jake and EK had gotten ornaments a few years back that said "Oldest Child, Mom's Favorite" and "Youngest Child, Mom's Favorite". When I saw these elves....I knew we needed them!
We needed to reestablish birth order first! :) Then we needed to remember 2011 as the year we first met Andy. Thus, our 3 elves.
Tanner's elf fell apart right off the bat - the head broke off. :( Then, when I put it in a ziploc to exchange, the entire thing fell apart - every single piece!! Crazyness!! The red dots in the center of the holly blink when turned on but the wires in the back are not connected...just glued end-to-end. When I took it back, the man at the store accused me of cutting the wires and taking the whole thing apart. ??? Why in the world would I do that?
Anyhow, he was not a nice man and I told him to forget it and hot-glued it back together myself. It doesn't blink but how long did we really think that would work anyway? :) Plus, he was out of them and I didn't want to spend any more of my time visiting his store to see if he received more.
I still think he looks pretty nice for a refurbished elf! :)