For a little over a year, we have been undergoing the process of simplifying our toys. My goal was to have natural, quality, few, very simplified toys that encourage imagination. I informed Santa and our family of our goals and much to our delight, the children received some real treasures.
The following are the new art supplies that Santa brought to the school room.
- Watercolor Paint Holder With 6 Jars
- Stockmar 20cc Watercolor Paint Set
- Snake Pencil Holder
- 12 Short Lyra Ferby Color Pencils
- Wooden Marker Stand
- Total Control Scissors
- My First Fiskars® Scissors
Before Christmas, the kids had several dress up items, but always loved their rainbow silk. Santa must've seen that as well because he brought the kids several goodies from Sarah's Silks. Thankfully, they have seconds grab bags. We received a Dress-Up Boy bag, Dress-Up Girl bag, and Playsilks bag. The "seconds" are excellent quality.
The big present from Santa was the dollhouse complete with family and furnishings.
- Seri's Dollhouse
- Dollhouse Family
- Plan Toys Classic Dollhouse Furniture
- Ryan's Room Night, Night Sleep Tight Nursery
|Melissa & Doug Wooden Farm Train|
Several of the next items are made by the wonderful, talented mama at Mama Made Them. Every item is so sturdy and beautifully made.
- Wooden Match Four Game
- Walnut Airplane
- Personalized Garage
- Custom Pigs. I gave a very specific request for three wooden pigs made of different woods and she sent me these three beautiful pigs.
- Keys on Wooden Ring. These come on a rope. I asked if she could put them on a wooden ring, and she gladly did!
- Natural Bathtub Toys Gift Set and Mermaid
- Oak Bus
|Rainbow Brite and Strawberry Shortcake and Friends peg dolls.|
The next lovely treasure was from the children's Great Grandparents. They came across this Noah's Ark at a thrift store. It was missing a two of the animals in order to have pairs of every animal, so Great Grandpa made them! They all match beautifully, and I can't even tell which one's he made!
|My brother's girlfriend made this beautiful star blanket for Sugar Bear. He adores it.|
|She also made this beautiful felted hat for Rainbow Girl.|
This next gift was made by Namoo. It is a Little Red Riding Hood story telling doll! I just love it and Rainbow Girl does as well.
|Here is Little Red Riding Hood.|
|Flip her dress up and over andddddd....|
|It's her Grandma!|
|Flip Grandma's hat over andddd...|
|It's the wolf in Grandma's dress!|
|Treehaus Wooden Workbench|