I'm a list maker, a compulsive one at that. I make lists for everything, sometimes I make lists for things two or three different times. Only because I have a 3 year old son who loves the way paper feels in his hands when he's crumpling it into a ball and tearing it into shreds. Since I have around 10 different word documents full of things I want, might want and need for my youngest sons first birthday party, in October, I've decided to post about the things I want to get him for his birthday, as in gifts. I have around eleventy million word documents, and I don't need anymore. Plus I thought it might be nice to get some feedback on my gift ideas for his first birthday presents.
So here are the things I want to get for him. Feel free to tell me if you have it for one of your children and how they like it or anything else.
Large ABC wooden blocks are from Growing Tree Toys. I had a similar set for Aiden as a gift for his 1st Birthday, and he adored them for a long while. So I want to get a set for Jagger as well. Hopefully he'll like them as much as his brother liked his! I've decided on this set because they come in a wooden box with a slide on lid for storage, which is a huge plus in my book!
This Wheely Bee Ride on Toy, which I also found at Growing Tree Toys, since I was already there after my block search. I've been looking at these for such a long time, and I think they're just adorable. I'm really fond of the Lady Bug one, but I think that one is more suited to a girl. I am stuck picking between this one, the cow and the mouse. Help! I'm indecisive! I don't know anyone who has one, so if you've got one let me know how your son or daughter likes it, and if it's a good buy for a first birthday or not in your opinion.
The Bounce and Spin Pony, which I found at Wal-Mart! I love these things. Aiden got the Zebra, which is just too cute for words and he just adored, for his First Birthday. So since we already have the Zebra, I want to get Jagger the Pony, plus it's interactive and I think that is so freaking cool! It just seems like the cutest little thing, and I think Jagger should like it, as much as he likes to bounce right now anyway.
I'm also looking into getting him some of the Veggie Tales DVD's and that kind of stuff. Now, I've not see any of the Veggie Tales DVD's, but they do come highly recommended so I am very hopeful that they will live up to what I have heard and read about them. I'm quite hopeful that they will be very good, attention keeping movies for my soon to be one year old little man to watch. I'm also thinking of getting some other DVD's for him, as well as some new books.
Aside from these I'm looking for some bath toys that I can get him, and some other small things too. I'm probably going to be getting him that cute little Fischer Price mailbox, and I might get him a Kitchen too. Aiden loves play kitchens, hell Aiden loves real kitchens. When we're at WIC he uses their play kitchen to make us the weirdest food combinations. So I might split that gift between Aiden and Jagger since their birthdays are close together. If I do get a play kitchen I will be using one of my favorite online shops, Melissa & Doug, to get them some awesome wooden food sets that I've had my eye on for a while now, especially the Pizza Party set, the Cutting Food set and the Sandwich Making set! They're amazing, you should check them out if you have a play kitchen for your kids!
What did you buy your kids for their first birthdays? Any suggestions for me, like toys your kids just loved and played with over and over?