Meet the Sullivans: Mommy Blogger 2013 Secret Santa Gift Exchange

December 19, 2013

Mommy Blogger 2013 Secret Santa Gift Exchange

We participated in a little Mommy Blogger gift exchange this Christmas with some of our favorite blogosphere friends! When our friend Erinn over at Strawberry Swing and Other Things asked if we wanted to join in the fun we just couldn't imagine saying no! She set everything up for us all , making it so easy and hassle free. We used Elfster to draw the names, exchange the addresses and give / ask for ideas anonymously. I don't know if we had more fun shopping for our recipient or opening out gift and finding out who it was from!


Megan of Hello Newlywed Life's daughter Sophia was Owen Secret Santa and she picked out the cutest, most fun gifts for him! The box arrived a few weeks ago and I had to hide it from him until closer to Christmas. I made the mistake of telling him the box was for him, so every time he saw it he was asking me "Open it, mamm? Open it?". Well, he was really excited last week when I busted it out (during the witching hour!) and let him go at it.


There were so many fun things inside, and he just loved pulling them all out of the box and examining them. His favorite part was the glow sticks! We used them in the bath later that night. He had a BLAST!


Like I said, the box was just filled with so much fun stuff! There were ingredients for baking + decorating cupcakes (Owen loves to cook with me in the kitchen), a fun ducky for bath time, TWO cool cars (one of them battery powered!), snacks, playdough, glow sticks, B. Fun keys and a Rudolph board book!


I tried my very best to get a good picture of Owen playing with his gifts... but the lighting + the witching hour + a speedy toddler are not a great combination for good photos.


And I though it was really sweet and thoughtful of Megan to include a little something for me too! As you might guess, the Ghirardelli chocolate is looong gone!

Hop on over to Natasha at Hello Happiness where you can see out gift for her sweet little Caroline!! You can also click on any of the links below to see some of the other gifts and goodies exchanged between our blogging friends!

Natasha at Schue Love
Michelle at Ten June
Jessica at Little Baby Garvin
Veronika at Veronika's Blushing
Erin at Hello Erin
Emily at Dear Owen
Colleen at Meet the Sullivans
Natasha at Hello Happiness

15 comments:

the girl in the red shoes said...

So smart to save the gift until the witching hour! This was SO much fun and it looks like Owen LOVED his gifts!

hello erin said...

I love it! Sophia did an awesome job. And I love that you got a little something in there too!!! Yay!

E Hayes said...

Great loot!! There's fun for days in there :)

Sara said...

Wow! What an awesome package full of gifts! You guys scored huge! So much fun participating in this. :)

natasha {schue love} said...

Megan is so thoughtful!! So many cute cute things!

Jess Norden said...

What a fun swap!! I agree that saving it for the witching hour was SMART! We've learned to be creative during this time, too ;)

Jodi said...

I love what she included for you! So cute!

Vanessa said...

What a fun box of goodies!!! And Owen's face in the first picture is priceless...he's going to have a great time on Christmas Day!! ;)

Sarah @ The Not Quite Military Wife said...

He has quite the stash of fun things!

Nat{natyouraveragegirl} said...

wow thats a great haul! how sweet of her to include you! oh and aren't b toys the best?!

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