Salvation Army Angel Tree

The Salvation Army Angel wasn’t anything I had planned on doing. It’s one of those things I see every year, and have good intentions on doing it… but for some reason I just never have.

We went to see Santa on Friday night and I went planning on having a line out the door. I mean it’s a week before Christmas after all. I should have done it earlier in the month but with everything else going on…it’s been on the back burner. I wasn’t planning on Santa being on break when we got there…

Mom mind: start looking for distractions.

First stop… the Polar Express…

…and then there it was… The Angel Tree. It was the perfect moment. Almost like it was there for a reason… So instead of putting it off, or finding something else to do, we walked over.

We searched through the cards together looking for a boy… we also thought it would be good to find a boy that might like the same things Hucklebaby likes. That way it would be easier to pick out gifts.

They didn’t have any 4 year old boys, but they had a 3 year old boy.

I also discovered that having Hucklebaby pick out gifts for another boy showed me all of the toys that he wanted too. Of course NONE of them have been on Santa’s list…so that’s awesome, we still have a week to let Santa know. 🙂

I told him to pick out two toys and one book… I had no idea it would take such a long time. Not that we were in a rush or anything because Santa was eating dinner and getting a massage.

It was interesting just to stand back and watch him pick out toys and explain why the boy would like them…and why he would like them too. (wink, wink)

So after some serious debate over the best toys… he finally selected a police car with working siren, a construction book and a Paw Patrol Block Set.

We received a plastic bag with our number on it to use to return the gifts… so with a little time to spare before Santa’s return we headed back.


and then this happened… ❤


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