Gotta sub here...
For gifts, what about a baby doll? My DS climbed up on the top bunk (up the ladder!) tonight and immediately found one of the small babies that belongs to the big boys. He "kissed" and hugged on it and was quite happy. So that's what's got me thinking about dolls.
He's getting his own small Kathe Kruse doll, a wooden push duck (like I had when I was little), and some blocks for Christmas. Stacking and in/out toys are great at this age, too. When my first September baby had his Christmas at this age, we gave him Haba Sticki Blocks and they were a huge hit. The boys still play with them!
Naps - He definitely needs two, but doesn't always get it. With my MIL in town, there was too much activity around most of the time for him to nap well. One night I decided we all needed to go for a drive, and DS fell asleep at a time that was rather early for him, but slept the whole night! (Well, he did wake to nurse, of course, but ykwim.
) So it varies but he definitely needs two.
We're planning to get our Christmas tree on Friday, as it'll be nice and chilly out - high in the mid- to upper-50s. Woohoo! We keep having lovely cool days, then a day or two in the upper 70s. It's like it's TRYING to get cold, but having trouble quite keeping it!
At least it's mostly been very pretty so it feels appropriate to be playing Christmas music in the car.
Tomorrow we're planning to have friends over for the first time in ages. One advantage of having the MIL here is that the house has to be presentable!
So we plan to keep it that way (the FIL and his wife come in less than 3 weeks!) and make use of it.
But I better wash the diapers first... It smells like a hamster cage.