I shared a few weeks ago about toys the kids have had throughout the past few years that are still huge hits around our house. I thought today I’d give you a sneak peak as to what Santa will be bringing them THIS year. Just don’t tell the kiddos that Santa has a big mouth…
Bean has also been asking for Rescue Heroes. He first started playing with these at our church’s nursery, and when he moved up into his new classroom at the beginning of the year at school, he was thrilled to find that there were Rescue Heroes there, too! He likes the fireman and the army guy.
But then I found this awesome firetruck AND fireman Rescue Hero play set. It cost a lot more than just the single fireman, but I think Santa might spring for it since Bean’s been asking for Rescue Heroes since his birthday.
One of Bean’s smaller gifts is going to be this Jake and the Neverland Pirates action figures set. You might think it’s a dinky gift, but to Bean this will be GOLD. There’s nothing he likes more than carrying around all his “guys.” He loves figurines! He has all the Disney movie collections, but doesn’t have any Jake ones yet. He’s going to love this one.
Gracie’s big gift this year is a toddler bed… (gulp). I wasn’t sure about this present for her yet, but she has been doing really great on his nap mat in her classroom during the day. We figured if she has a couple months practicing that during naps at school, then she might be ready for Christmas for a big girl bed. Plus, we are moving her into her new bedroom about that time and we think that’s a great time to transition her, too. Now I just have to find bedding…
Gracie is also getting a little kitchen for her new room. I haven’t quite decided which one we are going to get her, so suggestions are welcome! I’m looking at this Elmo one, though, because she LOVES Elmo and Cookie Monster. I’m debating between this one and a light pink girly one that would match her room better, but I think we’ll probably end up with Elmo just because she likes him so much!
Gracie will also be getting the pink girl version of Bean’s turtle nightlight. This has been such a great nighttime aid for him. We love it because it is super kid-friendly. He has beat it up and tried to take it apart so many times, but it stays in really great shape. Plus, Bean likes it because it lights up his room with stars. Gracie is starting to cry now when she goes to bed at night, and we think this toy might be just the trick. It’s how we got Bean through this rough sleeping patch around 18 months – 2 years.
We are still flushing out our Christmas ideas and talking things over with Santa (…and his accountant). But for now, this looks like how things will shape up around our house on Christmas morning. What about you guys? Have any great gift suggestions for the 18 months – 3 year range that we shouldn’t miss?