Gift Guide for KIDS & one of those days.

(leggings, long-sleeve, vest, beanie, socks, shoes, mittens… 21 degrees out)

Back on some dirt again.

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Our legs were burning from the climb that lasts for about a mile, but once you get to the top, the trail is pretty flat and wide.

An indoor play place was required to get some energy out.

Side note that I saw while we were out… I want to go snowshoeing this winter.

And I was pretty proud of the fact that I fit all four kids’ snow stuff into one bag.

I crushed it with dinner;)

Luckily, I made two pizzas.

Leftover pie straight out of the pan was needed at the end of a long day.

And to end this portion of the post… Beck knew exactly what our brand new front door needed.

Here are my gift ideas for kids!

Someday I’ll learn how to put together those cute collages for gifts, but until then, bullet point format is for me (old school)!

*Brooke and Knox both got kindles for their birthday.  They love to read, and I can’t keep up with the number of library trips they need;). It’s so easy to use their library card to check out books for their kindle too.  This has been a great gift!

*This Vet Academy book has been perfect for Brooke.  So cool, and I see her going through it all the time.  This is her other favorite book… all about dogs and is great for learning the anatomy of a dog.

*I asked Skye what to put on this list, and she said Candy Land.  We do play a few times a day, so she has a point.

*If you have any littles that love bugs, this bug catcher kit is so cute and has gotten so much use over here!

*The kids have these yoga mats, and they are perfect.

*The best alarm clock for kids.

*We bought this pitching machine for the kids.

*I bought a moon lamp for Knox and Brooke.

*DIY squishy toys, yep.. they are going to love this.

*Knox loves remote control cars, so we got him this one.

*We love playing the game ‘Do you really know your family?’ and it gets us TALKING!

*The most used toys at our house are Melissa & Doug toys, and this Barn set is a favorite.  Their food sets are always a hit too-> The ice cream set is our kids (and any kid that comes over to visit) very favorite, but this onethis one, and this one are their other favorites.

*Harry Potter Illustrated books… Brooke and Knox are in love with these.

*Skye and Beck love this Elmo letters kit

*Magna-Tiles are a hit for ALL (something I love doing with them) ages along with these tile building blocks.

*Thomas and Friends Multi-Level Train Set… Beck’s #1.

*This is a family gift we are getting for the kids, and they will love it.

*Lite Brite is used very often over here!

*Mancala is one of our favorite games to play (and it’s short and sweet:)

*The water mat has been a favorite.

*This Diamond Painting Kit is a favorite.

*These Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Pets (you can color them and then wash them off and color them again) are a huge hit with Skye.

*Tinkertoys are a must for every age.

*Our kids are obsessed with this Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone!

*Paint by Sticker for the big kids (and for me, haha) and Water Wow! for Beck.

*A Gumball Coin Bank!

*Stacking wooden blocks.

*Brooke and Knox’s scooters and Skye and Beck’s scooters.

*Scratch Art Paper.

*Shopkins snacks.

*This Mermaid Tail blanket for Skye.

*This camera or digital kids’ camera.

*Their favorite bead set and activity trays for crafts.

*Skye loves this electronic reader.

*This bow and arrows and this rocket launcher (Andrew enjoys them just as much as the kids, and they chase each other around the yard with them)

*Dog sleeping bags (sometimes I find Knox sleeping in his on the ground in the middle of the night rather than his bed, ha).

*We have voted that these two books are our absolute favorite children’s books-> HERE (this one makes everyone feel good) and HERE (this one makes them laugh).

*GABB!!!! phone or watch!  I am a huge fan of both.  It makes it so that kids/tweens/teens can communicate with parents/their friends safely.  Code HUNGRYRUNNERGIRL will get you a free device (watch or phone + accessory) with a two-year contract HERE!

A question from Caroline–> Has anyone had Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) done to treat plantar fasciitis? Did it work?

If you have children, what are their ages?  Any gifts to add to this list?

Do you like Thanksgiving, or is it more of a mehhh holiday for you?

If you ski or snowboard, where do you usually go?  Have a favorite resort?

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