Merry Christmas!! I hope everyone's had a lovely one!
I'm with you, Wendi - the co-op goodies we got have made an awesome Christmas! Even with out-of-town family, we didn't get any plastic toys! Well, okay, almost. The IL's gave Judah a set of Crayola painter things for toddlers. But that's not exactly the same as a bunch of plastic junk like we often end up with! And there are three soccer balls made of who-knows-what waiting in a box, that I couldn't bear to put under the tree. They're from another out-of-town relative, and look to be promotional items of some sort. They're bright and fun looking, but (A) I don't need three soccer balls being kicked by 3 boys in my living room; and (B) I'm afraid they're likely vinyl, but don't know for sure. Thankfully the "real" gifts from that family member were all nice classic-style metal toys, which the boys have really been enjoying.
I'm so excited to have more time tomorrow to play with things like the Uncle Goose blocks (which I finally had to open at about bedtime, and are now scattered all over the floor), the doll house and Kinderkram dolls (so nice!!!), and the stocking stuffers I got them from Maple Landmark. So much wonderful wooden goodness!! They've been playing with the dollhouse dolls in their giant wooden train from Mercurius/Debresk. Except Iain put the train up on the bar and then dropped the engine on the *(#$( tile floor.
Hopefully it'll be fine when it gets out of Daddy's Toy Repair Shop.
I stayed up to clean up the living room, and instead have sat down and written a blog post
about today. Perhaps it'll help my brain go to sleep faster... Ah, well.