Monday, December 13, 2010

A Shopping We Will Go

So Nick and I went Christmas shopping this weekend.  We braved the crowds(although only Toys R Us was jammed) and added to the economy.  We didn't do too bad really. 
The hardest one to shop for, oddly enough, was Bruiser.  The kid just doesn't have much toy preference yet.  He isn't into Thomas yet, does not watch lots of the standard kiddie TV, so no Dora or Diego.  No Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, or Handy Manny.  And he's a bit young for Duplo blocks.  So what do you get an almost two year old--and we have the added fun of remembering he has a birthday a month after Christmas.  We settled on a tool box with a hammer and screwdriver and several wooden bolts and nuts, a Fisher Price Little People set, a new hat and mittens, and we will be getting a rocking horse for him.  And we also have to give ideas to the grandparents.  Fun.
Turbo on the other hand is way easy to shop for.  Legos and some video games and the kid will be content.  We have gotten him some other stuff, but Santa is bringing the Lego stuff.  About the only thing I still want to get him is one of the new lego board games--like Minotaur or Creationary. 
My shopping for Nick is done, but since he reads my blog (Hi Hon!) I won't list what I got him.  Suffice to say he will love what I got him--even if he inadvertently tried to look for something I already got him.  Just goes to show great minds think alike.

Bruiser loves boxes--maybe that could be his Christmas present.  It is cheaper.

Turbo did this this weekend--almost three miles.  AND next to no complaints--awesome!
Well that about covers our weekend.  Christmas is looming closer, I have a week and a half before my Christmas break and Turbo is done with school the end of this week.  Wow, where has December gone?


  1. Looks like you are getting ready for the holiday! Still have a few things to buy.

  2. Congratulations!!! It seems like when the gifts are finally bought, we can relax and enjoy the holiday!

  3. Boxes were the toy of choice around my house when the kids were little. Now, it's 4g phone, iTouches, and Kindle books. Just a bit pricier than a box.

  4. I thought I was all done with my shopping weeks ago until I realized that Santa forgot to get Layla anything besides stocking stuffers...bad Santa

  5. ha, that's so cute that he loves boxes so much...the smallest things entertain, don't they?

    I'm so behind on my shopping...I need to get on're brave for hitting the stores!

  6. I have one person left to shop for, and this will probably take me until Christmas Eve. Oy!

  7. I have a few Bruiser ideas for the grandparents. Try some MegaBloks for him. They are bigger and easier to use than Duplos. We got a set for Oscar when he was 18 months and he still plays with them, as does Miles (Miles and Bruiser are almost the same age.) And, how about a gender neutral tea set? Green Toys has a great one that both my boys love. Happy holidays!!

  8. I am always amazed at how much kids love boxes! That picture is SO cute!

  9. I agree, it is so hard to shop for certain ages. I think I am all done shopping, well except for a few stocking stuffers. THank goodness I don't have to go out in all he maddness.

  10. Il semble que vous soyez un expert dans ce domaine, vos remarques sont tres interessantes, merci.

    - Daniel


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