Thursday, July 24, 2014

Christmas in July - Present Opening!

If you haven't already heard, Jenny and I hosted a Christmas in July gift exchange. And, today is the big finale - the revealing of the gifts! Everybody that was signed up was matched to a fellow blogger, and Aria's sending partner was Wyatt, Ashley from Everything's Hunky Dorey's son.

She was on top of her game, because we got our package on the 12th - the day after the send by date!
Christmas in July with Jenny and Courtney
Christmas in July with Jenny and Courtney
 What's inside? Take a peak!
Christmas in July with Jenny and Courtney
 Here dad you hold this. There is more in the box.
Christmas in July with Jenny and Courtney
 Mom, look! A book!
Christmas in July with Jenny and Courtney
 After she made sure the box was empty she went back over to dad to check out the goodies in more detail. And by that I mean she dumped 84 little bath shapes all over the floor. She helped put a few back in though, perhaps 7.
Christmas in July with Jenny and Courtney
 Then she checked out all the fun animals sounds on the Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? book. Funny because the day before we had checked out the Brown Bear, Brown Bear version from the library and before that we'd never read any of these type.
Christmas in July with Jenny and Courtney
 The dogs were drawn to the chaos and wanted to see what the fuss about too.
Christmas in July with Jenny and Courtney
 Aria clapped, so I guess that means she approves of her new toys! Thanks so much Wyatt and Ashley.

Our partner was Emma from Harper and Will, and you should definitely head over to her blog to see what Aria picked out to send to her two darlings! And then hop around to all the different ladies who participated in the exchange. Perhaps start making that Christmas list now and get your shopping done before the crazy holiday season. I always have the best intentions of doing just that, but alas it never happens.
Sweet Turtle Soup
Please link up what you received in your Christmas in July box below! And, feel free to use #xmasinjulygiftexchange to share on instagram too.

20 comments:

  1. polar and the other books like that are huge favs for Callie! I feel like a horrible blogger friend that those r so new to you!! but that book with sounds? awesome! she'll love it! and bath numbers and letters? genius! plus you can do so much else with them like sensory bins tracing etc! so fun seeing this all come together!

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  2. What great gifts! We love Eric Carle books!

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  3. We have the Brown Bear book and Reese loves that one; I'll have to check out the Polar Bear book since I have a feeling she'll really like that one too. Thanks for hosting - this was fun! :D

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  4. So glad she's enjoying her gifts!! So much fun!! I think the animals are so unique in Polar Bear, Polar Bear, I really want to hear what some of them sound like! ;) Merry Christmas (in July)!

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  5. I love that Chris looks really interested to understand the gifts. ha! Aria is too cute! Can't wait to see her at Christmas ...actually her birthday is before then! Should be tons of fun this year!!!

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  6. We have that book! Elin loves it. She likes the zookeepers whistle. :)

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  7. Every book is better when it has noisy little buttons to push :). I bet she loves it!

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  8. So so precious! Fun gifts. Mason loved those bath shapes when he was Aria's age. She will have a blast!

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  9. This gift exchange was so much fun! Thanks for hosting it! :-)

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  10. She's so cute--even while dumping a gazillion bath toys out, haha! Thank you guys so much for hosting...so much fun!

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  11. Aw, yay! This is so fun!! Aria is way too cute checking everything out!

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  12. Aww she got great gifts!! Aria is just so dang sweet!

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  13. What a sweetheart! I'm glad she had a great Christmas in July. I hope you guys are having a great Thursday!

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  14. We love the Brown Bear/Polar Bear books!!
    The bath tub alphabet, greatest way ever to make bath time go faster.
    Thanks again for co-hosting!!

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  15. Thanks again for co-hosting! We had so much fun!

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  16. So much fun! I am so sad I didn't join up! When's the next one?

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  17. I love that it ended with applause! lol :) Sounds like a successful swap ;) So fun!!

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  18. I'd love to be part of this next time! I'm part of one through the Northeast Bloggers Network, I think it's so cute that you included the little ones!

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  19. Oh my gosh, I love how excited she was over her gifts! So excited that she took everything out, gave it to Dad, and checked to make sure there wasn't more and then went to investigate. So sweet she started clapping. She was so happy! We've never read the Polar Bear version of the book before, but we might need to add it to our collection :)

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