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#1 of 15 Old 11-29-2011, 07:45 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I was too all over the place on the other post, so I will try to get to the point. (OK..so....I really really got off topic in that last post...I should not post while I am trying to do everything else).

 

What is everyone giving their children this year? I am thinking of getting a wooden toy house I have seen on ads here. And I always liked that rainbow nesting stacker toy. Any experience with these toys? I already have playsilks so I do not need any new of those now, but I have lost all my clips so I might buy more of those.  Thanks!!!

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Thinking of getting our DD a swing set.

 

And we got her this and other little toys here and there.

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We totally scored this year.  A friend who's boys are now 18 and 21 gave us a HUGE rubbermaid container filled with all their lego (collected for years).  So that's the big gift for my kids to share.

 

 


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Our LO's big present this year is a trampoline. We also have a few books for her.


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Our LO's big present this year is a trampoline. We also have a few books for her.



That is what I should look in to getting!! Thanks!

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That is what I should look in to getting!! Thanks!



I'm really excited about it. Possibly more than she will be, although I hope not. 


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Dd is getting an American Girl doll (Josefina) that I scored a very good deal on on Ebay about 2 months ago, a bed to go with it that the daughter of a friend has outgrown, a cookbook, a set of 3 mystery puzzles from Family Pasttime.

 

Ds and dd are going to share a Mystery at Hogwarts game.

 

Ds is going to get a Deluxe Stadium Baseball game, tickets to go to the Portland Trailblazers with dh, a small stuffed penguin, and something yet to be determined, but not too big (as the basketball tickets are his 'big' item).

 

I realize that I got everything except that stuffed penguin used off Ebay.

 

 


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I'm getting my 2.5yo an easel and art supplies, some Duplos to expand her collection, and a couple of hermit crabs. She keeps talking about how "Santa will bring me a pet" so I think she'll be excited about the crabs especially. joy.gif

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We are getting 2.5yr old DD her first skates and a helmet. I am really excited about teaching her to skate. I think she will eventually love it!

She will also get a new pair of jammies for xmas eve.

 

Other than that. I am not sure. Just some stocking stuffers like craft supplies, tiny finger puppets, stickers and a new tooth brush.

 


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Books, a blanket and stuffed animal I made, a puzzle, and a shirt (clearance...$2 each!) for each of them.  Dh is making doll beds for the girls, and a dump truck for ds.  I am sewing the bedding for the doll beds from fabric I got for .88 a yard.  If I have time, I have some blue glittery fabric (5 yards for a dollar!!!!) to make dresses for the girls, and ds has been pleading for a camo shirt to go with his pants.  I have actually sewn the shirt, but it needs buttons.  I hate that part.

 

Then, dd1...a sewing kit, tantrix game, mini horse collection, seems like something else?

ds...legos, connect 4, new cowboy pistols, seems like something else?

dd2...stick horse, felt food I made, broom and dust pan, playdoh

dd3...stuffed rooster (strange, I know, but someone had given me a preprinted sewing pattern a long time ago, and I think she'll love it), wooden nesting boxes (that I still need to paint, lol.), stick horse, and...can't remember?

 

And then random stocking stuffers.  We always do fruit, and a little candy (this year, ds has fallen in love with the Hershey's cookies and cream candy bar, and dd with bubble tape, so they are each getting one of those), I found bell necklaces, great big pencils, and stuff like marbles, jacks, and the like to fill the gaps.

 

So, for us, several small things that I've picked up here and there on clearance and held back, or that dh and I can make cheaply from things we already had around here.  He's a woodworker, and so the things he is making is coming from his scraps, and I have a lot of fabric I've picked up here and there.  It seems like a lot, but I think it winds up at about $50-75 per child.  I was aiming for $50, but, as always, I start too early and then pick up things here and there and accidentally make it more...

 

We thought about doing something big for everyone instead, but our kids are still little (the oldest is 6), so, to them, the excitement is unwrapping stuff. 


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And I love the hermit crab idea.  If we didn't travel so much and were planning on moving...great idea.

 

Oh, and speaking of big things.  I was disappointed that we couldn't have taken a FREE horse a month or so ago.  A nearby boarding/training facility was having to close because of the economy, and was GIVING their horses away.  It seemed really strange to me, but still...a FREE horse?  (They were offering to select groups of  people...it wasn't like an ad on cragslist or something, lol.)  Anyway, that would have been a pretty cool Christmas.  We just throw the dogs in the back of the van when we travel...I can't imagine trying that with a horse, lol. :)


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And I love the hermit crab idea.  If we didn't travel so much and were planning on moving...great idea.

 

Oh, and speaking of big things.  I was disappointed that we couldn't have taken a FREE horse a month or so ago.  A nearby boarding/training facility was having to close because of the economy, and was GIVING their horses away.  It seemed really strange to me, but still...a FREE horse?  (They were offering to select groups of  people...it wasn't like an ad on cragslist or something, lol.)  Anyway, that would have been a pretty cool Christmas.  We just throw the dogs in the back of the van when we travel...I can't imagine trying that with a horse, lol. :)

We were offered free horses a couple years ago from someone who was moving and was a friend of a relative.
 

 

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The rainbow stacker is awesome :)  If we're talking about the one by Grimms Spiel und Holz..

 

I envy you lego people!!! Envyyy!!  My DH is currently opposed to all plastic toys =/ Imagine his horror when I brought home two (working!!) dirt devil toy vacuums from the thrift store.  We're working on him ;)


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The rainbow stacker is awesome :)  If we're talking about the one by Grimms Spiel und Holz..

 

I envy you lego people!!! Envyyy!!  My DH is currently opposed to all plastic toys =/ Imagine his horror when I brought home two (working!!) dirt devil toy vacuums from the thrift store.  We're working on him ;)



My husband's opposition to Legos is more about the foot injuries when you step on them! LOL...seriously..I broke my ankle once on them. Recently, the toy fairy confiscated a huge rubber made container full of Legos because they were all over the floor. The toy fairy will give it back eventually.

 

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Oh man LOL yeah, those things are sharp :(  My childhood was spent with legos covering my bedroom floor.  Fun stuff! :) Being a Waldorf family and all, we have a basket of pine cones in the living room.  They rival legos.... seriously.  ouch.


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