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Scenes from Our Christmas: The Cheapest Toy Is Always Their Favorite

By Stephanie Precourt |

Ivy's favorite Christmas gift, a dollar store wand.

I always try to remind the grandparents that there’s no need to spend a lot on the kids or buy several gifts because the plastic gold wand with streamers from the dollar store will totally end up being the only thing she will want to play with. One of these days I better take my own advice.

Despite my oldest son asking Santa for an iPad, he seemed to have an awesome Christmas and loved his new bike. But his favorite gift of all? A Diary of the Wimpy Kid action figure. I am not even joking. Squinkies and Trash Packs were also all the rage on Christmas morning and are exactly what they are still playing with today. Oh, and those grow-in-water capsules from Target’s $1 bins — um, I mean left from Santa in their stockings. And my three-year old daughter’s favorite of all is of course that golden wand. Alas, the bigger-ticket items have been left under the tree. It was a great Christmas.

Enjoy some scenes from our holiday below.

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Scenes from our Christmas

Before they awoke...

We set out the bikes for the boys and doll horse for Ivy, all gifts from Mommy & Daddy.

What was your kid’s favorite gift?

Read Stephanie’s posts at Strollerderby and her personal blog, Adventures in Babywearing.

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  1. Cynthia says:

    It looks like it was a wonderful Christmas for all.

    Why is it that the dollar store items are the biggest hit? In our house it was the sticky slap hand thingy that can pick up papers or better yet, get thrown up and stuck to the ceiling so I have to keep pulling it down and now I have to get up there and wash the hand-prints off at some point in the next year :) Good times and lots of fun.

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