Scrapbook or Friendship bracelet kits for an 11 yr old girl?
I also need to know where I can purchase them… this is last minute. I have already gone to several Micheals stores and they did not have a lot to chose from. Do girls at this age generally like to scrapbook. I was told that she loves making friendship bracelets. She lost her mom a few months ago so I thought scrapbooking might even be a good idea…PLEASE HELP!!!!!
In this case, I would definitely suggest friendship bracelet kits. You might want to try looking in the craft sections or toy sections of places like Target. Also, I’m pretty sure there is a section for kits like the ones you describe at Toys ‘R Us.
Gift ideas for German host family?
I have 2 sisters, one is 10 and the other 14. I was thinking a Klutz friendship bracelet making kit or something for the 10 year old but I have no clue for the other, maybe a T shirt from a local business or something? Also I have two parents, (not sure about age) probably about 40 or so. They all said they like playing music. I’m a 17 year old girl if that makes a difference and from America. (NC)
A fawlty towers DVD?
Would this be too many presents for a group of family-friend kids I know? Its their birthday?
I’m 20, my dad and I have known this family for about 12 years total. The couple have recently divorced. They didn’t have a ton of money. She is currently unemployed (part of the reason I want to spoil these kids on their birthdays—she doesn’t have a lot of money). They are in the middle of a divorce.
The couple has 3 kids, 2 girls and a boy. The girls are turning 6 and the boy is turning 5.
This is what I bought them for their birthday. Too many gifts, or acceptable? I have a slight tendency to overdo it sometimes when buying for other people. I just really like giving. It’s not always store bought stuff either. I just like finding reasons to give someone a surprise, or a gift, or make them some dinner (either at my & my fiance’s apartment or help out with the meal or dessert at other peoples houses when a meal is involved). Just makes me feel really good. It’s how I am. I don’t want to make (the man/father/husband no longer lives with the mom & the kids) her & her children feel bad because they don’t have a lot of money right now, but, because they don’t have a lot of money I really wanted to spoil the kids with a few extra gifts just because the mom (her name is Maria) can’t afford anything other than to pay the bills and some food.
This is what I bought the kids. Did I over do it?
They each get their own “personal” goodiebag present with: a coloring fuzzy poster, a child’s chefs hat & apron (they all LOVE to help their mom cook!), a tiny teddy bear with their name on it, and a mickey or minnie bath towel w/ hood.
I also got them 6 gifts they could share. I got them a
1) bracelet-making kit (all of them lOVE to make jewlery—the little boy made me earings last time! ♥ and ended up using up all of their previous kid-jewlery kit)
2) a coloring book w/ stickers attached,
3) a coloring poster of farm animals because the kids all love animals and said they one day want to have a farm so poor kids can come and play with animals
4) a ‘science kit’ that makes gummy bugs
5) a little briefcase of markers/crayons/pencil crayons
6) and finally a kit with three mugs inside so the kids can each paint their own mug
Did I buy them too much? Do you think their mom (Maria) will be uncomfortable? I just LOVE those kids so very much. They’re such sweethearts!
My fiancee, my dad and I are getting together with Maria & her three children next Friday for a mini party, just the 7 of us. When we go, I wanted to bring a lemon pie & perhaps a casserole dish too (just so she doesn’t feel so pressured to make a huge meal).
No you haven’t bought them too much The gifts sound fabulous, I know many little boys who love making jewelry with their sisters, as you say he joins in. It’s great that you’re bought them “activity” gifts that will keep them occupied and interested, I know kids love stuff like you have bought. So thoughtful of you to take a casserole too in order to ease her burden……definitely a family who has a great, caring friend.
Writers: how would you feel/or do in this situations?(story)?
what would you do if you were a teen around 15/16 dating a 22/23 year old?
also heres my story plot any suggestions on how to improve it would be great appreciated
a 15/16 year old girl meets this guy(celebrity) which is 22/23 year old and they fall in love instantly but their parents dont like the idea of it but in the end they do end up together; they will be trials/twist in the story got any ideas? and his celebrity friends will be involved and she becomes famous too
also i need some songs to put on my ipod?
and tommorw i know will be big sales what are some items and prices and where? like the wii,xbox, ps3, clothes, games, makeup, dvds, purses,shoes?
poll: what did you all get for christmas?
and who would like to become my writing buddy email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
*answer to poll for me ipod touch,$50 itunes card, dvd, make your own bracelet kit, shopping tommorow
For the situation if i were your character i would date the 22 year old age doesnt matter when it comes to true love love is what matters and for the songs songs by billy ray cyrus rock around the christmas tree, aly and aj, hairspray songs by zac efron and the sales will be definitely on tommorow and what i got for christmas is basically what you got merry christmas and yeah i would love to be your writing buddy
Does your MIL do this to you? I’m so sick of it. Now she’s making me second guess myself.?
I finished Christmas shopping today for my kids and thought I did pretty good. Since they love hunting around the house looking for their gifts, my mother-in-law keeps them at her house. I just brought the things I bought this morning over, and she told me “Wow, this is all you’re getting them? Why did you take-in the extra 3 kids if you would have to sacrifice things for your real children?” I thought I did good considering we have 8 children this year instead of 5. So the question:
Is she right? Or is she just trying to make me feel bad?
13 year old:
silver Tiffany bracelet
picture frames for room
10 year old:
DDR Hottest Party 2 (for Wii)
7 yscrap-booking for room (the only reason she’s getting it is because my husband has a bunch of points from work and used it to get a new tv FREE)
Disney’s Hannah Montana DVD Game
Hannah Montana Malibu Beach House
Hannah Montana Wii Game
Wild Planet Hyper Dash Game
6 year old:
American Girl Doll
Wild Plkaraokeyper Jump Game
Apples to Apples Kids
Learning Journey Desktop PC
5 year old:
Power Wheels Barbie Jammin’ Jeep
LeapFrog Leapster Learning System
LeapFrog Leapster Game: Dora the Explorer -Wildlife Rescue
Moon Sand Treasure Kingdom
Totally Me! Ultimate Jewelry Workshop
3 year old:
Disney Princess 12″ Girl’s Bicycle
FisherPrice Kid Tough Digital Camera
Fish Price Kid Tough DVD Player (got it 40% off this morning!)
Noddleboro Picnic Basket Manners Game
3 year old:
Girl’s Grow N’ Go Bicycle
FisherPrice Kid Tough Digital Camera
The Cat in the Hat I Can Do That!
16 month old:
Eco-Friendly Rocking Caterpillar Ride-On Plush Rocker
Vtech V.Smile Baby Infant Development System
Vtech Roll and Learn Driver
FisherPrice Roll-a-Rounds Listen-Up-Rounds
Animal Friends Stacking Rings (made by TAGGIES)
I tried my best. Each child on average gets about $400 worth of toys. Yes, it would have been more if we didn’t take 3 extra children in, but should how much we get on Christmas make a difference bettween leaving them in foster homes or letting them live with us?
Oh and another one was that she is only buying for her “real” grandchildren, meaning she’s not getting gifts for the 3 childre I recently adopted. So now I’m going to have to buy them something and bring it over there to pretend it’s from her.
Yes, we have to keep everything fair. I tried to sick to 5 items that totaled up to about $400.
We actually adopted them when their mother (my friend) passed away from cancer.
I’m very impressed with the list of what you got for all of the kids. It looks as if you spent a lot of time and thought in selecting what you thought that they would really like and cherish.
As for the Mother-in-Law: I would have your husband discuss the situation with her, and mention to her that it is not fair for her to single out a particular group to give gifts to, or not. The older kids (5 and up) are old enough to realize who is getting gifts, and WHY the others are being excluded. Therefore, my advice (all $.02 of it), is that either EVERYONE has a package to open (with some sort of gift inside, price not important), or NOBODY has a gift.
Don’t pretend, and get something, hauling it over there. Just inform her that you AND HER SON have made the decision to adopt / take in / foster these children, and BOTH of you have decided to love them as your own. But your husband needs to have this conversation with her, and present this as a JOINT decision.
And if she persists, your husband can always inform her that until she can accept ALL of your children, NONE of them will be visiting.
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