Hi too-long-neglected friends! I hope that you all had a happy holiday and that Santa (or your gift-giver of choice) was extra nice to you this year. We had a really nice Christmas celebration surrounded by friends and family--and the gifts weren't too shabby either!
Here's a quick rundown of some of our favorites received by Andrew this year. In-depth reviews of most of these are to come once they have been played with and trampled on to Andrew's liking. There's really no better product tester than a bruiser of an almost-two-year-old!
We got this for $25 off of Amazon. Its pretty cool due to its ease of operation and I find myself playing with it more than I should! (Now that I'm looking at the picture of it again, though, I think that I threw the little man out with all the post-gift-unwrapping trash. Oh no!)
My mom and dad got Andrew this Step2 Lifestyle Custom Kitchen from ($99.99 at TRU, but you can get it for $79.99 with free shipping on Amazon if you are a Prime member). It is so darn cute I want to play with it myself. Andrew loves it too, although he wouldn't let us mount the microwave or oven control panels because he thinks they are cell phones!
My older brother went all out and got Andrew this awesome Ford F-150 Power Wheels from ($149; Free Prime Shipping). All I can say is that the awesomeness is so great that I do try to ride this myself and it is pretty hilarious--just imagine a 5+-months me straddling this mini truck and pushing the pedal with my hand.
Andrew loves his "vroom vroom truck"--with or without me on it--and I can't wait to take him outside in it. The only problem I foresee--it has no brakes!! I better get my running shoes.
As I mentioned, full reviews are (eventually/hopefully) to come of these and some of the many other awesome things Andrew was gifted this Christmas. He is truly blessed to have so many family and friends who shower him with love (and toys). Seriously, some toys still remain in their boxes for rainy/cranky day bribery purposes!
Happy holidays to you and best wishes for a wonderful New Year!