This is the second part of a two-part series about gifts we are getting the kids this year for Christmas. Be sure to check out Part One for more ideas.
Aside from all the educational games and activities the kids are getting, Santa is bringing the kids a few really fun toys that they have been asking for, too.
Cinderella’s castle: Gracie hasn’t actually ASKED for this, but every time we go to Downtown Disney, she points it out to me. She is going to LOVE it! It says it is sold out online, but it is still available in the Disney shops here in Orlando. I’ve been keeping my eye on the Disney Store at the outlet malls, too. I haven’t seen it there, yet, but I’m hoping I might get lucky one weekend.
Jake’s Hideout and Captain Hook’s Hideout: We are getting Bean two of these because they are a little smaller than the Cinderella castle. Plus, he already has Jake and Captain Hook’s ships, so this will complete his set. He loves Jake and the Neverland Pirates, and he is starting to really love pretend play. We got him the Batman Imaginext Batcave for his birthday, and he will sit and play with with for HOURS. I think he is going to really love these!
For our really big gifts this year, Chris and I debated about who was going to give them to the kids. Originally, we thought they would be Santa gifts. But there was an immediate problem. If we gave the kids the best gifts first, they wouldn’t want to open anything else. And then there was the selfish issue of not wanting some fat dude with a beard to get all the credit for the good gifts! I want the kids to know that MOM and DAD bring the goods home! So, in the end, we decided that the two biggest gifts would be from mom and dad and not Santa Claus.
This year, we are getting the kids the toys that both Chris and I wanted as children but never got…
That’s, right. Each of them are getting their very own Power Wheels. We normally don’t spend this much money on presents for the kids – especially just two presents! – but that’s why most of the other things we are getting them aren’t too big or expensive. Plus, we think we will get a lot of use out of these considering the weather here and how often we are outside during the warmer months. Shoot, we plan to get a lot of use out of them during the cold months, too! That’s what racing gloves are for, right????
Gracie is getting the Sophia the First Jeep and Bean is getting the Lightning McQueen car. After some very good advice from my Instagram followers, we’ve decided to juice up Bean’s car by converting the six-volt battery that comes standard with a 12-volt battery because the word on the imaginary street is that Bean might be too heavy to get any good speed in a six-volt. I’ll blog all about that conversion when we actually do it, in case anyone needs instructions. There are also a million different videos on YouTube about how to do it, too, if you’re interested.
I hope the kids are half as excited about these as Chris and I are. We cannot WAIT!
What about you guys? What gift are you so excited to give your kids for Christmas this year?????