Tuesday, December 13, 2011

What Santa is bringing Owen

     Christmas shopping for Owen has been really fun this year. I am so happy that he is the age that he is for his first Christmas. Don't get me wrong, I ooh and ahh over all the precious newborn pictures of babies with Santa hats asleep under Christmas trees like any other person, but I'm really glad that Owen will get to enjoy opening presents and playing with new toys. He is now at the age where he is bored with all his little baby toys that are basically made for chewing and grabbing and he is beyond ready to move up to more interactive toys with lights and music and pieces to manipulate, etc. So without further ado, here is what Owen is getting from Santa (err... Mommy and Daddy) this year.

Fisher Price Go Baby Go! Poppity Pop Musical Dino
This seems like a really fun interactive toy. And one that will hopefully keep Owen busy for a while putting the balls into the Dino and then chasing after them and retrieving them when they pop out. 

Tiny Love Follow Me Fred
This is a toy that encourages crawling and we're hoping that Owen will enjoy chasing it around the house. 
Circo Textured 30 x 50 Blue Chenille Rug
This rug has a really fun loopy texture and is soft and a really pretty blue color. I think it will look great in Owen's room and that he will enjoy playing on it.
Battat Fun Keys
Owen loves loves loves playing with our car keys so we decided he needed a pair of his own. No car though, Owen. You'll have to wait until you're 16 for that present. Haha! He already has a set of plastic colorful car keys, but he knows they look nothing like ours and aren't the real thing. These ones look much more realistic!

Personalized Handmade Tag Blanket
Owen loves finding the tags on blankets and stuffed animals. He will examine them closely, flick them back and forth, and suck on them occasionally. I thought a tag security blanket (it's about a foot square) would be perfect for him and found a lady on Etsy who would make him a special one and monogram it too!

LeapFrog Learn and Groove Activity Table
Owen has played with this table for a long time at his friend Rowan's house. Rowan's mom Joni told me that I just had to get one for Owen, so I did!
   Infant and Toddler Music Class
I signed Owen up for this weekly program that "will allow infants, toddlers and their parents the opportunity to explore musical instruments and to make music. Music is enjoyable for people of all ages, but it can be used for more. Research has shown that making music in groups can be useful in promoting cognitive, behavioral, and social skills, especially at such an early age of development. These skills and others will be experienced through playing instruments, singing songs, and movement through music." 

   Owen will also be getting some stocking stuffers on Christmas morning. We decided to wait on those until we were in Georgia as a special thing to do with Tim's parents who traditionally open stockings on Christmas morning as a family. He also needs some clothes, but because I have several Gymbucks coupons that I can't use until January, I will be doing his clothes shopping after Christmas when there will be sales and I can redeem my coupons at Gymboree. Also, that way I can see exactly what he might still need after he gets presents from our family and friends this Christmas.

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait for all the videos of Owen crawling after and playing with his new toys! Hurry, hurry Christmas!