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#61 of 73 Old 11-11-2006, 02:32 PM
 
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My toddler just had her 2nd birthday and she got a ridiculous amount of toys. Like you can't walk through the house without running into Mr. Potato head pieces, puzzle parts, and various other small-part toy ensembles.

So I'm telling the family I want only books, clothes, or music for Christmas. I wish I could have a hand in picking the clothes, but alas I can only do so much. I love all the little hippie-throwback outfits at target & toys r us, but I also like some boutiques like children's place. I did make a little wish list at my favorite online store that has cute black baby shirts; http://www.hugewonder.com so maybe I can have a little say in what outfits they get her. I don't want to micromanage too much by making lists at target & etc.

And for the books, I like the beautiful illustrated ones with a good story, but I know she's going to wind up with Dora board books or something unless I figure out a way to tactfully communicate this. And music, I really don't like most of the folksy stuff that's out there. But I don't mind world music or rock music. So I put cd's like these on her wishlist too:

http://www.amazon.com/Mediterranean-...e=UTF8&s=musicthe Mediterranean Lullaby compilation (link to the amazon page)

Rockosaurus Rex (a kids rock album) http://www.rockosaurusrex.com
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In our family, each kid gets 1 small present from Santa, 1 large present to share, 1 stocking, 1 pair of pajamas, and 1 present from the family. This year is:

For everybody: large wooden play structure for outside

From Santa:
- Gabriel: small bow and arrow set and target
- Grace: small sewing machine and basket
- Emma: Bitty Baby doll and blanket
- Elijah Duplo blocks

From family (I'm knitting sweaters):
- Gabriel: brown sweater
- Grace: lavendar sweater
- Emma: pale yellow sweater
- Elijah: burnt orange sweater

In stockings:
Everybody gets a Saint Nicholas letter, an orange, a peppermint stick, a toothbrush, and a pair of mittens.
- Gabriel: Robin Hood DVD, disposable camera, Robin Hood book
- Grace: Tuck Everlasting DVD, simple sewing pattern, Little House book
- Emma: Little Mermaid DVD, ribbon wand, crayons, felt tiara
- Elijah: Cars DVD, 2 Matchobox cars, playdoh,
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18 month old DD will get:

From "Santa":
A Bigger Kitchen Set
Power Wheels Sport Squad( four-wheeler)
Amazing Animal Circus(Little People)
Sing and Hum Elmo
Elmo's World Talking Cellphone
Some dresses and other clothes

*She loves Elmo she only wanted to have Elmo's this Christmas*:

From the Family as far as I know she's getting:
My Twinn Doll(from my mom)
E-L-M-O
A kid's size table with two chairs(from MIL and FIL)
Wooden Blocks(FIL, exactly what we wanted for DD)
A See and Say from FisherPrice
Mr. Potatoe Head
A cute singing and talking Gorilla(he talks and moves when you clap)
Food Fixin' Fridge(Playdoh)
Some CD's of Brasilian and Dutch Lullaby's and other songs and Story Books
Clothes I believe

And from Friends I don't know, she got several presents from friends last year, what I know is that DH's secretary is getting her stuff from Little Pony and his co-workers are getting her wooden puzzles, I believe

The list got long, she's getting a bunch of toys, God But luckily the toys she doesn't plays with anymore(and that some of them she left new) are passing to DD#2 coming in Late December- early January and she'll be getting some things to like a gym from FisherPrice among other stuff, we can't leave her behind, and we don't know if she's going to be here before Christmas:
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My DH and I also come from vastly different backgrounds when it comes to Christmas gifts....When I was a single mama, I would spend the entire year saving for gifts and my 2 kids had an over the top gift extravaganza every year.....Since we've been together, (about 5 years) we now have 5 kids between us and I ve been working on not buying everything I see that I think the kids would like. This year we've agreed to one large and two or three small gifts per child. Here's what we have so far:

For the grown up kids: Gift cards to Trader Joe's, Zia ( a locally owned used record store) and Ross. For Chris, some kind of accessory for his jeep, for Elizabeth, fabric and patterns, yarn, felting wool, also for both, stocking with hand made caps ( I've just learned to crochet) , lip balm, small jewelry item.

For Ian age 16: A digital camera, guitar strings, Zia gift card, couple of books, Stocking stuffers

For Chloe age 14: An Ipod, Movies:Pirates of the Carribbean 1 & 2,(if available) books, yarn, knitting needles, stocking stuffers

For Maggie, 3: A wooden Barn with animals, looking for an affordable wooden playhouse with dolls & furniture, handmade waldorf doll from big sister, stocking stuffers.

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I don't know yet, but it will be less than last year and still more than dd needs kwim
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some kind of plane. most of my purchases are for MINS..not DS. which is okay with everyone in our house.

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Someone here asked about Magic Sand--just wanted to say, stay away! My ds got it for his birthday, and it is impossible to clean up (well, not impossible, but it took a long time). The hook is that once you get it out of water it goes back to being sand--and that's true, but we had to strain a whole tub of water through coffee filters to recover the sand--it took forever.

So I'd say avoid if possible!
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My youngest is getting a set of GeoMags from me. From my dh he is getting a Spider Man, a Batman, and a Superman costume for dress-up.

My middle child is getting a book about the night sky and some star cards from me. Dh does not know yet what he is getting her, but he thinks it will be art materials.

Our oldest is getting a sewing machine.

Each child will also get a book and a game. My middle child is getting What's Gnu, a game about spelling 3-letter words, and my oldest is getting a Professor Noggin American history game. Don't know yet about the youngest.

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I love this mandala maker and will get it for dd#1-she'll flip.

http://imaginetoys.com/product.asp?pn=G1235&ss=mandala
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I just picked up one of DS' (6 y.o.) gifts today.

He's getting a singing bowl for sitting practice and most likely a book or two and some kind of large building set like no ends.
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Does anyone know where I can find a Wooden Toy Work/Tools Bench?
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I'm also anxious to hear about the cheaper, kid-friendly digital camera!

We've been thinking about getting ds the FP one, but.... $55, for .3 megapixels? Seriously?

That said, I know that my parents are getting ds the "FP3" player.

I'm trying to think of small gifts that will be hits, too....


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Old thread.
But it's fun to post hwat the kids get for Christmas lol

The Twins(the same presents)
XBOX 360"Pro package*
2 wireless controllers for the 360
Play and charge kit(2)
Call of Duty 3(Game)
Viva Piñata(Game)
Need for Speed Most Wanted(Game)
Tomb Raider(Game)
2 Memory Sticks

Rory:
Cars DVD
A Simba Sleeping Bag
Clothes
A Remote Control Car
A Football Ball(Soccer)

Robbie:
March of Pinguins DVD
Clothes
A Spongebob Sleeping Bag
A Baseball ball(lol) and a bat

Camille:
Elmo Stuff
Clothes
Lots of wooden toys lol
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