This was the second year we've participated in the Christmas in July linkup! I really love this blogging community and the different opportunities that present itself. While I don't say yes to every gift exchange (it can get kind of costly, especially with the shipping), there are a few annual exchanges that I love doing, this being one of them. I love the idea of meeting new blogging friends and Noah absolutely loves getting packages in the mail! This year I just so happened to receive and send to bloggers that I already "know" and love. We were paired up with Julie and Myles, from The Everyday Momma, who I met when we were paired up for Stephanie's (Wife Mommy Me) Snail Mail Exchange. It was really fun writing back and forth with Julie, so I was even more excited when I saw a package from her and Myles arrive on our door step!
^^^ I love that I just happened to get a photo of Noah sitting on the box... just like last year!
Julie and Myles, from The Everyday Momma, sent us quite the package. Noah was so excited to open the box and I was amazed at how many things he kept pulling out of it! It really did feel like Christmas with all the goodies to unwrap. And it kind of looked like the Christmas aftermath with all the paper spread out over the floor.
Julie was so sweet and included a few things for me too... some travel cups, lip balm, and some cute stationery from Target. Noah was really excited for all the things he got! He got this Disney board game where you make the pieces out of modeling clay. Since Noah loves play-doh and board games, he was a huge fan! He also got some bubbles and chalk paint! Over the course of the week, Noah had a blast playing with each of his gifts (and got a haircut).
Head on over to Chasin' Mason to see what I sent Liz and Mason. Liz and I were cracking up when she sent me the email notifying me who I was paired up with since she organized the whole gift exchange! It was pretty comical for her to fill out the standard email template but with her own information.
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