This past Christmas was great for many reasons. It was the first one for my twins, my 3-year-old reacted the way every parent loves to see, the time spent with both our families was enjoyable and the presents kicked ass (for me at least). I feel like a kid again, probably because of the presents, but most likely because my kids are finally experiencing what I miss about the holiday. All this excitement inspired me to write this post about all the presents we got. I’m hoping to find out what you got too, but I have a really low blog readership, so I’ll be lucky if anyone besides me even reads this. So here’s the list of stuff. (By the way, I’m an Amazon Affiliate, so if you buy anything off the following links, I will get paid some vending machine money. Woo Hoo!!!)
Nintendo Wii Stuff
I didn’t want anything specific this year, so I figured why not ask for the Wii. It’s fun for everyone and it could possibly get our asses off the couch after the kids go to sleep. Santa went on a Wii rampage because of all the sick video game deals. So he got the system itself, an extra Remote and Nunchuk, Wii MotionPlus, Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10, Mario Kart Wii with Wii Wheel and New Super Mario Bros. Since Santa went a little overboard, only a few Wii presents were wrapped and put under the tree. The rest were put under my bed until Christmas.
Fisher-Price Loving Family Dollhouse Stuff
My 3-year-old daughter asked Santa for anything she saw in a commercial on Disney or Nick Jr. this year. He gave her list to most of our relatives because he had other plans. She needed a dollhouse. Santa got her the Fisher-Price Loving Family Grand Dollhouse Super Set, which includes a Mom, Dad & Twins (ironically), a kitchen, a living room and a bathroom. My in-laws got her the Loving Family Minivan, Nursery, and Garden Fun sets. I actually had fun putting it all together for her
My 3-year-old daughter loves the Disney classic movies and specifically requested Pinnochio and Snow White. Her aunts got her the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pinocchio (Two-Disc 70th Anniversary Platinum Edition) DVDs.
In addition to the dollhouse, we have lots of other toys laying around the living room still. My 9-month-old twins got stacking cups, a Hasbro Playskool Step Start Walk ‘n Ride, two Fisher-Price Sesame Street Silly Sounds Remotes since they are always after our remotes and the very cool Fisher-Price Stack ‘n Surprise Blocks Songs ‘n Smiles Sillytown. My 3-year-old got the Play-Doh Magic Swirl Ice Cream Shoppe and a giant Mr. Potato Head from Costco. This thing is awesome because the packaging is actually a Mr. Potato Head with removable pieces and inside are 3 regular-sized Mr. Potato Heads with all thier parts.
I got my wife a $100 Gift Certificate to Spa 500 in Little Silver, NJ. I feel like I get this for every holiday and birthday, but she loves it. She also got some earrings, a velour active-wear suit, a sweatshirt, miscellaneous lip balms, magnetic notepads for the refrigerator so she can write all her lists down and a holiday pack of Snickers. I got a couple shirts, underwear, 2 pairs of flannel pants and the best gift of all, a Snapfish photo/desk calendar of all my girls. Can’t wait to bring it to work next week.
I’m sure I left out some random gifts, but you get the general idea. So what presents did you get for Christmas in your house?