I am just about done Christmas shopping… but don’t be mad. That just means I can get started on my Christmas crafting!! =) Serenity is just three, and Donovan is five months, so they don’t need tons of toys really. They get so many hand me downs and grandparent gifts I feel like they are pretty content. =) But I like to get them something from us, so we usually do a book and a toy or game, plus a few stocking stuffers. I thought I’d share what I found because I’m especially excited!
Sandra Boynton now does a personalized book!!!!! It is so cool. All of Serenity’s favorite books her first year were Boynton books. They are adorably illustrated, so cute and funny enough that I never minded reading them a hundred times each. So when I saw this I knew Donovan had to have it =) Serenity would probably love it too, as she has really started loving her own personalized books lately. We received a few as gifts for her first birthday, but the stories were a little long, so we only read them a few times. Well, around her third birthday, she started begging me to read these books to her nightly! We have one that is Justice League, and one that is a Fairy Tale book that spells her name. I think my Mom got that one for her at Pottery Barn a couple of years ago. Anyway, I wanted to get her another book with her name in it, and found this:
You get to customize the main character!!! So not only does the book have her name in it, the little girl looks like her! Little Girl Wonder! I can’t wait to see her face when she opens it!
On to the toys I have so far. For Donovan I got the Fisher Price A-Z learning zoo. I nearly got it for Serenity last year, but it’s a Fisher Price exclusive so you have to order it from them… and pay shipping! I am an amazon prime member and have an instinctive aversion to paying for shipping. And I worried she’d outgrow it too soon. But after thinking about it all year, I decided Donovan would grow into it and I should just give in and get it. I’ll have to review it after Christmas!
Then for Serenity, I got a play-doh ice cream set. Legos and Play-doh are the two toys that Serenity plays with absolutely every week, and since I got her a couple of awesome lego duplo toys (the tube set and supermarket set) I decided to get her a new play-doh thing. I may keep my eyes open for another board game, like Inchimals, but probably this will just about do it.
So now to the drawing board to see what gift I will make them! I’m thinking quiet book for Donovan… we’ll see!