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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Morning

We had a great Christmas morning this year, it was so great to see Flynn so excited that Santa had come to the house. It was so wonderful to see his face light up as he was ripping open all of his gifts : ) I touched yesterday on that I would talk about how we have made Christmas morning a little easier. After our first Christmas with Flynn we realized that the first thing he wanted to was rip open the present and then use it straight away. But then came the time to unwrap the actual gift from the package with all of the twisty ties and plastic snaps and then to find the batteries (hoping you have the right size).

Then with a gift like the Tag Junior you also have to load the machine onto a laptop and register it along with each book. This took Simon about half an hour. So what we do now (starting last year) is open the actual present and add batteries, register it etc and then put it all back in the box/bag in this case. This way when he opened it on Christmas morning he was able to play with it straight away. It makes for such an easy morning and saves all the time involved in opening some of the more complicated toys : )

The Leapfrog Tag Junior was a huge hit this year : ) I am so pleased at it was my pick, admittedly I tend to buy the education toys whereas Simon buys the fun stuff!! It is a good balance though. I bought one book- The Winnie the Pooh one and the pack came with one book. We also bought the cute house travel bag and I am so glad as it keeps the Tag nice and safe. Flynn was lucky enough to receive another 2 books from my mum which was great. This little machine reads out the stories in the books to the kids and also adds sounds, houses, colours, numbers to things in the book which is great.

We have spent the last few days reading the books over and over again which is fantastic : )

3 Comments:

Blogger Brooke said...

I also started to unwrap the toys after the first year. The poor kids have to wait so long to get them out!
My gather got the tag version for older kids and it also has been a great hit. I was also so glad to have uploaded the books to the tag - even her birthday ones (that she gets in a few days) are already loaded.

December 27, 2009 at 3:47 PM  
Blogger Jade said...

Thats great Brooke it makes it soooo much easier on the day as they don't like to wait LOL : ) I was actually surprised that it was such a big hit!

December 27, 2009 at 4:17 PM  
Blogger Tanisha said...

Fantastic idea! I had the exact same thought as my children were jumping all over their daddy waiting for him to snip and snap the hundreds of toys from their boxes :)

December 28, 2009 at 6:55 PM  

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