Bean’s Birthday Presents

Last week was Bean’s 2nd birthday. We celebrated on the actual day with Chris’s sister, Annie, and pizza on our back porch. After pizza, we came back inside to have birthday cake. There was no theme at all for this little shindig. There was cake from a box, shark sprinkles, and Toy Story plates and napkins. It was a smorgasbord of Bean’s favorite things. And, of course, there were two tiny candles. After cake came the real fun. Presents! Early that morning, we’d gone ahead and given Bean his big…

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Bean’s Christmas Presents, Part Four

Bean was a lucky little dude at Christmas this year.  His grandparents on both sides of the family went all out and he now has all new toys to entertain him.  One of Bean’s favorite toys was this Little Tikes red wagon: Bean loves to push and pull things around right now and he loves to sort things into piles, so this wagon lets him do both of those things. He fills it with things and then pushes or pulls it all over the house. He also loves to chase…

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Bean’s Christmas Presents, Part Three

My sister rocked Christmas this year. One of the most surprising hits was this adorable hand-crafted coin bank she gave Bean. She found it in a boutique in Hilton Head and I just adore it. You put the coin in the chimney-thingy and it goes down that zigzag part and then dumps out into the coin bank at the bottom. Bean loves it. And I think it looks cute in his little bedroom, too. We use it as a doorstop. But the best gift Ginny and John Michael gave Bean…

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Bean’s Christmas Presents, Part Two

I’m continuing today reviewing Bean’s Christmas presents. I think it’s safe to say that Bean’s favorite Christmas present this year were these incredibly large Buzz and Woody stuffed dolls from Nana and Granddad. My mom said she found these on a clearance rack at Walmart and picked them up as just a little something extra for him. Little did we know that in the weeks leading up to Christmas, Bean would be on a HUGE Toy Story kick. So, when he opened these giant things, it was like Buzz and…

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Santa Came to Town

Last year I did a series of posts on what Bean got for Christmas and I also did one on what he got for his birthday. They were a big hit, so I thought I’d do it again this year. The point of these posts is not to show off what we’ve giving, but to give others ideas of toys for their kids. I love to see what other kids are playing with because it gives me great ideas for Bean and I hope you guys get some good ideas…

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