This evening we had our Second Annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive and Christmas Party. It was a blast! A couple weeks ago we all drew names for a gift exchange, the only difference from a regular gift-exchange is we all had different ages written next to the name of the person we drew. So rather than just buying a gift for someone at work, we got to buy a toy or somehting we think that person would've played with at the assigned age. For example, I drew the name of a co-worker, but at age 9. I bought her a Bratz(TM) Secret Diary and a Bratz(TM) jewelry making kit, because I figured they were things a nine-year-old girl would like.
After closing up, we all dug into our presents (I was 4, by the way, and got a soft Diego doll (from "Dora the Explorer") and board game; v. cool!), oohed and ahhed over everything, then placed all the now-unwrapped gifts in the Toys for Tots box. The box will be picked up early next week. Then we all went to the buffet to eat, because, hey, it's a party, and there's got to be food! It was a really great, fun event that is not only fun for all of us, but also benefits some needy kids this time of year.