Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Decisions Decisions

...no I'm not talking about politics (although Jeremy has finally decided he's backing a certain candidate..but that's his business to share not mine)

I'm trying to decide what to get Tessa for her birthday. I already bought her a bracelet with her name on it. It's sized for 12-24 months so she can wear it now, but also more for a keepsake as she gets older. It should arrive in the mail any day now!

So since I bought that I have $60 left to buy her a new toy with. Here are my options. I need expertise from you veteran Mommies:


This would be a little under budget and I'm thinking a great outdoor toy for this summer. She has the slide our neighbor gave us but we need somethings small enough to fit into our little fenced in area. I have a feeling we are going to spend alot of time outside this summer, and if she can run free inside the fence that would be great.


I love love love this kitchen set but it would put us about $40 over budget, and also I'm not sure if she'd be into it just yet. Although my decision was swayed when I saw her playing with her little friend Maddie's kitchen set this morning. She was really into it....so maybe she's not too little for this? I'm thinking this might be better for next Christmas and we can save up for it.

Thoughts? I've never had a 'toddler' before...what do they like?

8 comments:

BrookZ said...

ok i am clueless as well but that kitchen set is darn cute!!

family update said...

Man I wish I knew you wanted a kitchen for her. I just got rid of Leia's because I thought we were going to move and didn't have space for it.To be honest with you the kitchen thing was short lived in our house and you can find them at yard sales all the time. They have smaller kitchens and you can buy the food pretty inexpensive. I believe Target even has the wood version if you don't want plastic.
The fish is awsome. I wanted the same one for Leia. I found it at a consignment shop and turned around and someone bought it. At her age she might enjoy the fish much more. I had a rocking horse that Leia rode to death. I still wish I had gotten that fish for her a long time ago when she was that age. Amanda

Anonymous said...

You will get more years use out of the kitchen

Terri said...

Fish for now.....kitchen for Christmas. I think she will use the kitchen a lot since her parents both love to cook!

Anonymous said...

Or you could just ask her doting aunt to fork over the extra money......

LauraB said...

No no- rich auntie Jess doesn't need to spoil her that much! :) She might like some outside toys like buckets and balls and stuff, and new books.

Anonymous said...

For the summer I would try to keep her active. Expand on her climbing and walking skills. The kitchen is lovely but might be better when you have to survive the ugly Indiana winter :-/

Grampie

Anonymous said...

Go for the fish, save the kitchen for Christmas. One year olds love things they can stand behind and push or climb on (Brady had a mail cart that he could push, it had mail slots and letters....LOVED IT). You can take it outside, and have extra $$ for small things. Jennifer Welker