Friday, November 20, 2009

Sweet Glory Glory, It's 5QF

Have I mentioned how much I love 5 Question Friday? I do think I have. And guess what, yours truly has featured question again this week.
So won't you join me for Mama M.'s blog hoptastic Friday??

My Little Life

The Qwes-ti-owns--

Are you a Black Friday Shopper?

No, not anymore. Before I was married yes, but not the kind of crazy that gets up and stands in line at 4am just your typical shopper enjoying the deep discounted prices and early bird hours hustle and bustle of the first official day of the holiday shopping season

What was you favorite childhood toy? (think Easy Bake Ove, Cabbage Patch Kid, Shrinky Dinks, etc.)

I did have a Cabbage Patch Preemie and I loved him with all my heart. His name was Avery Alan, but he was not my favorite toy.
This was my favorite-

and the box mine was in looked just like this. I would spend hours in our basement in the dark pushing matching peg colors into letters and making masterpieces. I want my kids to have one, but I'm sure they aren't considered safe these days, you know small pokey pieces and all.

Favorite Christmas Movie?

Like Mama M. I am a big fan of Elf, it's just such a funny movie. Who can't love a character that walks around with his own syrup disepenser. HA!! But my favorite, an acquired taste from my husband,

Deck the harrs with boughs of horry, fa ra ra ra ra, ra ra ra ra.
No, no, not 'ra ra ra ra', 'la la la la'! Try again.
Deck the harrs with boughs of horry, fa ra ra ra ra, ra ra ra ra.
No, no! Sing something else.

Jingre bers, jingre bers, jingre arr the way. Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sreigh!

Seriously what's not to love?? You know the movie is played on TBS for 24 hours straight on Christmas Eve. I likely watch it two times in it's entirety.

What is the "must have" item on your Christmas list this year? (Mama M. kicked this one up a notch)

Dream List: All of my children to sleep through the night (HA!), A DSLR and lessons on how to use it and take the most amazing pics of my children to decorate my house, the inside of my house decorated (by someone other than me)

Reality: A new camera (point and shoot with some manual overrides, please), a charm necklace with my kiddos names on it

Do you go all out with decorations or do you keep is simple and classy?

We are behind the learning curve on this. The last couple of years we only had a tree. Last year the girls were pretty close to brand new, some friends that love us dearly came over and put a tiny tree on our end table. This year Dade really gets Christmas so we will have a tree and decorate it. We will make cookies and on Christmas Eve we will bake a Birthday Cake for Jesus. So I will answer simple for now with a penchant of going all out as our children get older.

Does anyone have any Christmas traditions they could share with our budding family?

Your turn link up, join in the fun, get the holiday juices bubbling. You say you don't have a blog well leave me a comment or of course give a shout to Mama M. the mastermind of todays hop.

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Confessions Of A Working Mom said...

I am a disgrace to Christmas movies...

"A Christmas Story" was filmed in a neighborhood not 20 minutes from my childhood home, yet I've NEVER seen it. Seriously! Red Rider BB Gun? Might as well be a foreign language. Maybe I should remedy that this year.


Brianne said...

First- Elizabeth..what??? This can not be true!! Go see yourself some Ralphie!!

I use to love Lite Brite too!! I totally forgot about that one!!

Hope you get your christmas wish and your kids sleep through the night, all at once of course!!

Crayon Wrangler said...

Last year when I peeped in your windows to check out your Christmas decorations, I totally saw you watching Little Ralphie.
Great answers!

MannMom3 said...

Great post Heidi!

I love me some Ralphie too!

I would love for my baby to sleep through the night...I hope you get your wish..


Mind Of Mindi said...

haha! I love lightbright!!

Laura said...

Ahhhhhhh Ralphie!!! LOVE it! :) I love how you typed the song, I;m dying right now, too funny! I also loved my lite-brite, how cool were toys back then!? :)

Beth P. said...

Lite-Brite was a great toy! I enjoyed that too, but my skip-it was higher up on the list than that. :-)

Adriane said...

My first cabbage patch doll's name was Florida. I remember being so pissed for getting the one with the stupidest name EVER. I also LOVED light bright. And, of course, loved (and still love) a Christmas Story!

Mama M. said...

Light Brite!! I forgot! Yesterday, in Target...I totally saw "Old School" Fisher Price toys!! I'm sure they've been safetyfied, but they were totally the real thing!!!

Rhonda said...

Ha ha ha ha!! Funny you mentioned Lite Brite, I did buy one for my kiddos a few years back, and just a few minutes ago Ivy was handing me some light up pegs!!

whatsundermyapron said...

Your page is adorable! I love the layout!

Cascia said...

I had a lite brite! The Christmas Story is a classic!

Dondi said...

Oh I forgot about the lite brite. I need to buy one for my kids so that can them with it. lol

I left something for you at my blog.