Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Ethan's Christmas List & Book Exchange

One of the things I've been most excited about since becoming a mom is picking out presents for my little one. I always thought it would be a fun way to reminisce on my time as a child and watch my little one enjoy all the things I use to enjoy along with other things I never had. 

Alas, picking presents for Ethan has proven to be more challenging than I thought! So many options....so, so many options. And the age restrictions...seem a little strict to me. I tend to buy things that are a little out of his age range, but he seems to do just fine with them! Without further ado...here is what Ethan will be getting this year:

This is Ethan's big Santa present and I am beyond excited! I think he will love pushing this little cart around and filling it up with all of his toys. I was very tempted to get him a little grocery stand to go with it, but I think the cart will be the suffice for now regarding his age.

Of course he will need some food to go with his shopping cart! I think these will prove to be great learning tools as well.

Every little boy needs to be able to build and destroy! I got a set of 100 bloke for $10 at Wal-Mart a couple of months ago and can't wait to build him a big tower on Christmas morning. 

Ethan and I have slowly been working on his letters and I think these flashcards will be amazing. I love that this set is on a ring (so no mess) and that they are made of thick cardboard (so he can play with them by himself too). 

I've collected a few little cars, bathtub toys, and books to fill his stocking. One of the other things I'm planning on using for Christmas is the book exchange that has been floating around. You send one book to one child then mail out 6 letters to your mommy friends in hopes of getting 36 books for your kid if it all works out. If you would also like to participate leave a comment with your email and I will get you the information! I need 5 participants. 


  1. I would love to do the book exchange! My email is heathermpenney@hotmail.com

    My little guy is also getting a shopping cart for Christmas and I can't wait to see him pushing it around!

  2. i want to get elli a shopping cart too! thanks for the great idea... maybe ill tell the in-laws, theyve been asking for ideas!

  3. I want to participate in the book exchange!! My email is magnoliamom365@gmail.com I think it's a great idea to use for gifts!

    Oh and I've been buying gifts a little above J's age range as well. I think every child is different, plus they'll always grow into it!

  4. I love the flash card present! I think I'll get that for my daughter too! Thanks for the idea.


  5. Oh I love these toys for your little guy! You're right ... they will be awesome for learning! I'm your newest follower! :)

  6. This is too cute! Your little boy is adorable :)

  7. Great list! I love anything Melissa and Doug!

    Stacy @

  8. What fun presents! My nieces LOVE pushing things around - strollers, shopping carts, anything! so I know Ethan will have so much fun with his shopping cart! And toy food is the best! :)

  9. We have the Melissa & Doug fruit and vegetable sets (got both at Diapers.com) and Thatcher LOVES them. I mean seriously loves it. By the time he will know what they are half of them will be missing. I did that book exchange (not through you obviously) and didn't get a single book - total bummer.

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love to hear from other Westie owners! They're the best! Your son is absolutely precious, btw.


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