Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Using a Spoon?

No more buggy hook!  My deepest apologies for failing to post for over a month.  If you haven't guessed already, my delinquency is/was due to my second munchkin who is due April 19.  That, and my new hobby, needlepointing Henry a stocking ... more on both another time.

Pictured above is Henry attempting to use a spoon.  He hasn't quite got the hang of it yet, despite the fact that most of his peers are already pros at shoveling yogurt into their little mouths.  We've tried all different sizes, shapes and materials of utensils.  He's pretty capable with a fork, but the spoon continues to befuddle him.  Henry's mouth is pretty small, but I'm pretty sure it's a combo of watching Chris awkwardly use a spoon and his (Henry's - if you were wondering whom I meant by 'his') lack of coordination.

Thanksgiving is almost here.  YAHOO!!!    

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Gift Ideas for 2 Year Olds

Below you will find an exorbitant amount of gift ideas for a 2 year old boy.  Some gift suggestions are obviously unisex.

BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS!  See Favorite Books for 18 months to 2 Years posted on 11/22/10.

Step2 LifeStyle Custom KitchenStep2 LifeStyle Custom Kitchen
Henry loves opening the cupboards, clanging pots and pans and turning the knobs on his friend's kitchen.
25" Take Along Truck Carry Case25" Take Along Truck Carry Case
Henry loves matchbox cars and I KNOW he would love having a place to meticulously store them.  A giant Mack truck is an additional plus.

Matchbox 20 Car SetMatchbox 20 Car Set

Hot Wheels Mega Garage PlaysetHot Wheels Mega Garage PlaysetSearch for car garageFisher-Price Stand 'n Play Rampway Play SetFisher-Price Stand 'n Play Rampway Play Set
Henry could spend hours playing with his cousin's ramp.
Park & Play Service GaragePark & Play Service Garage
mini kick Scooter - BLUE, for kids age 3-5. Winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold and Platinum Award Seals - ALSO available in Green, Yellow, Aqua, Orange and Pinkmini kick Scooter - BLUE, for kids age 3-5. Winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold and Platinum Award Seals - ALSO available in Green, Yellow, Aqua, Orange and Pink
It says ages 3-5, but Henry is always trying to ride his cousin's mini kick board.  Don't forget a helmet!

Melissa & Doug Vehicle Sound PuzzleMelissa & Doug Vehicle Sound Puzzle
Melissa & Doug Farm Sound PuzzleMelissa & Doug Farm Sound Puzzle
Henry can finally do puzzles, and he loves the extra gratification of sound puzzles.

Melissa and Doug Deluxe Standing Easel & Companion Supply Set BundleMelissa and Doug Deluxe Standing Easel & Companion Supply Set Bundle
Now that we do arts and crafts every day, I think Henry is ready for an easel.  The chalkboard side is equally enthralling.

Melissa & Doug Vehicles Stamp SetMelissa & Doug Vehicles Stamp Set

Soft Plush Reptiles Glove Puppets (4 Pack)Soft Plush Reptiles Glove Puppets (4 Pack)
Glove puppets get a hilarious reaction, plus they are easier for small hands to puppeteer.

Cars (Ultimate Sticker Books)Cars (Ultimate Sticker Books)
Henry loves sticker books.  He's not quite to the point that he can accurately do every page, but he loves them nonetheless.

Melissa & Doug Shopping CartMelissa & Doug Shopping Cart

Schleich Set of 6 Wild AnimalsSchleich Set of 6 Wild Animals
Time to play pretend!

KidKraft Ride Around Train Set and TableKidKraft Ride Around Train Set and Table
A very reliable brand and a great deal.  It includes trains and tracks, too!  Costco is currently selling a version of this table by Kid Kraft for under $120.

My Pillow Pets Dog 18"My Pillow Pets Dog 18"
"My Pillow Pets" are the original brand - there are many knock offs.

BeBoP Soprano Ukulele & Bag - NaturalBeBoP Soprano Ukulele & Bag - Natural
Henry loves to strum the guitar in his music class.

Little Tikes Gas 'n Go MowerLittle Tikes Gas 'n Go Mower

Fisher-Price Rock, Roll 'n Ride TrikeFisher-Price Rock, Roll 'n Ride Trike
We take Henry and his trike for rides around the neighborhood regularly.  He can't reach the pedals yet, but has mastered scooting with his feet.