This post is coming to you a bit after the fact.  You see, I’ve already purchased all of my girls’ Christmas presents (and damn does it feel good!).  But, I will still share with you what will be under the tree this year for my four year old.  I admit, I went a bit overboard.  It was just too easy!  In case you missed the previous posts, my girls will be getting some joint gifts this year and Nora will also be getting her own loot.  Oh and did I mention that I’m DONE shopping for them?!

Anyway, without further ado, here is what Brinley will be getting this year…

First, and really the only thing she has asked for, the Leapster Exploerer

I had been scouring the Black Friday ad leaks for weeks hoping for a good deal on this.  The retail price is $69.99.  I’m always hunting for bargains but since this is the first year of the Leaspter Explorer I figured there was a slim chance I’d get a fantastic price.  I also wanted the pink one but its a Toys R Us or LeapFrog.com exclusive.  I ended up buying the green one on Black Friday because Target had a $10 off coupon in their flyer and I had the $10 off coupon from specially marked boxes of Cheerios.  So, I got it for $49.99 which I think was pretty good.  I’m also really glad that I didn’t wait because it’s now out of stock almost everywhere!  There are so many accessories and games that go along with this but I tried to be good and only bought her 3 games – Disney’s Tangled, Disney Princesses, and Ni Hao Ki-lan.  Hopefully those will keep her busy for a while.

I also got her a few games.  Elefun, which she has played at a friends house and loved (and I think it’s fun too), Don’t Spill the Beans, which I remember from my childhood, and Hi Ho Cherry-O.

Next I got her a Spriograph.  Remember these?  It’s that drawing thing where you have the little gears and you put a pen in it and spin it around and make cool designs.  Brinley LOVES to draw and I know she’ll get a kick out of this if she can get the hang of it.  If not, I’m sure I’ll have fun with it!

I honestly can’t even remember what else I bought.  It’s hidden away for now until I wrap it.  I did get each of the girls one of those Sing-a-Ma-Jig things.  At first I thought they were a little scary but after playing with one in the store for a few minutes it started to grow on me.  And Kohl’s had them on super sale on Black Friday.  So I picked up two.

Well, there you have it folks.  I’m sure I left something out but you get the general idea.  My girls are a bit spoiled but we don’t really buy for anyone else so it’s not so bad.  And since we just got a new furnace, humidifier, air purifier and central air coil installed last month, Scott and I certainly won’t be exchanging gifts this year. (But my birthday is on December 23rd and I better be getting something for that!  What?  I AM turning 30!)

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