Monday, November 03, 2008

Christmas ideas

I have been having a really hard time figuring out the right gifts for the girls for Christmas. At first it was going to be this:

It seemed like such a great gift for them to share and then we could just get a couple of other little things for them in addition. However, the more I thought about it, I wasn't sure a joint gift was the best idea this year, considering the daily cage matches we have going on in these parts.

I came up with a ton of great ideas for Iris's solo gift, a new, bigger, bike or a three-wheeled scooter both being high on the list. However I was stumped for Eloise. Matt said something that she can be active with would be best and I very much agreed. But we live in an apartment. On the second floor. With no yard. So what could she be active with in our tiny, yardless, needing to be relatively quiet space? I had it!

A hippity hop! They could SO be used indoors! Then I realized, well, Miss Iris would be none-to-thrilled if only her sister got one, so we might have to get one for each.

Then as I thought a little more, the idea of some dress up clothes came to mind. Not just any dress up clothes, more specifically:


Um, hello?!?!?! How much would they love THOSE?! And as they hopped on their hippity hops!

The first image I pulled from the Hearthsong catalog, the second from Etsy. I intend to purchase both of these things from Etsy if that is what we want to get them, I just haven't done very much looking, yet.

Of course, there will have to be a few other things for the girls, too. Like this, for Eloise:

Seriously, she's going to go apeshit over this.

Maybe this movie for Iris?

Or this Wii game for Iris?

I would also love to add to their art supplies collection, via THIS website. Iris's teacher gets alot of their stuff from Discount School Supply so I'm all over it, as I am trying my hardest to follow their Reggio Emilia classroom stylings.


  1. Wow! Looks like all kinds of fun! I have a friend who makes those tutus. Not sure if she has her Etsy shop up yet... I'll check...

  2. I think you might like this blog (as if you need another to read): In the past I've seen some ideas for tutus and wings, I think.


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