This is a blatant consumerism post, so if that bothers you, then you can go look at this instead.
Anyway, K just posted what she got her kids for Christmas, and I’m nothing if not a copycat.
Because we’re traveling for parts of the holiday, we’re doing some presents at my parents’ house and the “big” gifts will be waiting here for them when we get back.
All Xander has asked for for the past six months is a blue digger tractor. Lo and behold? Ha! Not gonna happen. I can get a pink one, apparently, but he wants blue.
Thank goodness for eBay. I was able to procure this little beauty. It’s not huge, but it’s big enough to play with (like, not a matchbox car size), and it’s blue. It came all the way from England.
His big gift from us is a mini trampoline. He’s a three year old with tons of energy, and winter here is LONG, so I really wanted something he could do that would let him be active. I got it on a flash sale sometime around Black Friday/Cyber Monday/WhateverDay. My plan is to have it in the basement where it’s carpeted and somewhat less dangerous.
I went a bit Book Overboard this year, but he’s really getting into stories and reading and I wanted to ride the wave while I can.
I got him: Not a Stick, Dragons Love Tacos, and Journey
4. How to Train your Dragon
He’s starting to really enjoy movies (I love it when he anticipates something funny and starts laughing uncontrollably minuets before the joke happens), and I really liked this one. I think he’ll dig it.
5. Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game
Because it was on Zulily.
6. Craft Supplies
Xander loves doing “projects” and especially projects that involve gluing weird stuff onto other stuff. This was also on Zulily. It’s actually much bigger than I expected it to be, so this will be waiting for him at home along with the trampoline (note: don’t shorten to “tramp” when referring to things you got for your children).
(Added later). I almost forgot about Woody! Xander has been in a MEGA Toy Story phase, so I got him a talking Woody doll. I got it from the Disney store, because its was ridiculously cheaper than on Amazon (like $15 instead of $40).
I haven’t really done much for stockings, honestly, but I figure we can hit Target once we arrive (OMG TARGET!) and get some crayons, candy, coloring books, socks…stuff like that.
Since she’s still so young, we’re not going for equal number of gifts/equal costs just yet. So.
1. Soft Rocker by Rockabye
I didn’t see this type of rocker with Xander until he was too old for it but I love them. They are so cute! I got her the adorable little dino one. This will be at home.
2. Shape Sorter
Because why not, right? John and I both wanted to get her a few baby toys that are JUST hers, rather than ones that Xander still sort of remembers being his and thus grabs from her hands at first sight.
Baby Pride and Prejudiced, because come on.
For her stocking I was thinking of an empty roll of TP and some dog hair.