Wednesday, January 07, 2009

I'm horrible at picking out Christmas gifts, really. Every once in awhile I'll run across something think "perfect!", buy it, give it, and it is perfect. However, most of the time it's more or less something like "perfect!...or maybe not...maybe they already have something similar...maybe they won't use it...maybe they'd rather have cash instead..." Really I'm that bad--I begged everyone to make wish lists for me just to make my Christmas shopping easier.
Now the rest of my family, they amaze me, they get my family and I things that either A. I've always REALLY REALLY wanted (but forgot I wanted) or B. I never thought of, but wow do I love it! So I thought I'd share a few of those Christmas gifts here over the next few days.
First up, passes to the local Children's Museum. Until we had children, I had no idea how pricey family museum visits can be. And I quickly discovered that the more kid friendly the museum the pricier it is (kids as young as 1 year are charged admssion, ouch!)

(Fig playing drums)

(Pookie the paleontologist.)

The passes to the children museum were great because A. it was something we wouldn't normally have spent the money on B. it didn't clutter up the house, and C. it was a fun experience for the whole family.
(Fig in the osprey nest.)
(Pookie stamping.)
Museum passes for Christmas gifts--highly recommended!
And secondly Sophie the giraffe. This was a gift for Little Peach and she's been chewing on it (she's teething) since she got it. I've never seen her chew on anything like she chews on this!
I'm seriously thinking of buying a bunch to save as future baby shower gifts. Not only is it cute, but it's functional, and has a cute little history which you can read about here.
And now back to the cooking and cleaning....

1 comment:

Emskyrooney said...

A friend and I both had babies recently. A mutual friend lives in Paris where Sophie the Giraffe is HOT STUFF and sent us each one.. I swear there's baby crack or something in those- our little guys can't get enough of Sophie!