Thursday, September 22, 2011

Favorite Toys at 13 Months

I thoght I'd share some of the toys that Trey is loving right now. He is REALLY into "playing" lately and he definitely has learned how to pick favorites when it comes to what he wants to play with!
I was inspired to write this post after I saw that my sweet friend, LG had shared what her sweet one was loving right now. I always love to read these posts to see what I should get for Trey next, or what would be a good birthday gift! 

Source: via Beach on Pinterest

Ahhh the bike. The most amazing thing we could have ever bought this kid for his birthday. He LOVES this thing. We take it everywhere. And I mean EVERYWHERE! It just stays in my trunk with his stroller because he loves it so much. I was skeptical about how much we would use this when I ordered it but I am so glad we did. A few of his friends have the same or similar ones and we will all meet at a big local park and they will "ride" together - they look like a little bike gang - ha!! (If you are thinking about getting one of these - stalk amazon for a few days - the price seems to fluctuate pretty heavily and anything under $100 seems to be a good deal!)

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Every time we would take Trey to the library, Dr.'s office, etc and they had one of these big wood activity cubes he would instantly gravitate towards it. I was SO excited to pick this up for him. We have so much fun sitting and playing, and going over letters and animals on the sides. He's still a little small for one of the sides but I'm excited that it will grow with him!! And the beads on the top - HOURS of enjoyment! 

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Future Travis Barker in the making thanks to this thing. It has all sorts of "instruments" inside of it and that seems to be half the fun - taking them out and putting them back in! I like it, it's not too loud and its really fun that J.D. and I can each grab an instrument and we can have our own little band! 

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Trey's Nana and Pops gave him this wagon for his birthday and it has been so fun to take it on evening rides, we take it up to the frozen yogurt place, we took it to an outdoor movie. It even has a little compartment to store things. I like that when we have friends over, both babies can ride in it together. 

When I ordered this I didn't realize that it had suction cups on the bottom. I was so confused - and then it dawned on me. DING DING DING - perfect restaurant toy!! I keep this in my car and we take it into places to eat. It's not loud, it keeps Trey entertained for a decent amount of time. Total win! Trey & I had dinner with a friend and her 19 month old the other night and her daughter LOVED it. She played with it forever! 

Boys. Cars. Any questions? I like this because he can stand up and play with it. It makes enough noise to keep him interested but it's not obnoxious. I love that you can buy more "Little People Wheelies" for it. J.D. picked him up a new fire truck one just the other night. Trey is also officially saying "Vroom Vroom" and "Go go go" - I'm pretty sure it's because of this! 

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Trey's sweet friend, Cooper got this for him for his Birthday! And like the M&D stackers that he loves so much he instantly took to this. He loves to put the balls in it in different places and watch them come out. I don't know what it is about these toys but they really seem to entertain for such a long period of time. I love that they are wooden and will be played with by our future babies too. But I'm not going to lie... I did have to take the hammer away a few times, that thing is dangerous!  

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And the leap frog fridge farm. I feel like I always come back to this when talking about favorite toys. It really is growing with him. At first he just liked the sounds. Then he just wanted to throw the pieces. Now that we are really working on animals it's fun to see him identify them!! This has been a great help while I am cooking!! 

That's it for now y'all! I'm going to work on a post about favorite books next! We have some really funny ones that we are reading right now!! And as always, let me know if you have any questions!

p.s. All of these were bought by us for Trey or gifted to him from friends and family. I was in no way, shape or form compensated for this post. 


Amber said...

I'll definitely keep these I mind for the future! I just spent about $50 on M&D toys that Jaxon won't be able to use for a while. I have a problem. But they were on sale and everyone seems to love them! :-)

Amber said...

*in* mind. Hard to comment from my phone!

Libby's Life said...

Oh my gosh Zane has that drum & instrument toy and he loves that thing!!! Plays with it! He also love his bbq & popping lawn mower inside the house. :)

KVH said...

We are going to a 1st birthday party in a couple of weeks for a little boy and I didn't have any clue what to buy 'til this!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

JDaniel loved his magnetic barn too.

Cheryl E. said...

I am so glad you posted this because Santa is looking for toys for C and is kinda clueless. But that bike is awesome! C just might have to get that! The hubs will probably kill me for getting another big toy but oh well.

Sam said...

Will has the Zany Zoo and instrument set too! He loves them. That B. line is so great.

I've been looking at the Leap Frog Fridge Farm lately. I think I'll have to pick it up now!

KM said...

All great toys! I am getting C a tricycle for Christmas and can't wait! Great Post =)


Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Ok the suction cup toy.....genius! That is definitly going on our must have list!

Quinn said...

We need that wood activity box ASAP. The other day we were in Ashley Furniture and they had a whole little kids section..and I couldn't get S away from something like that. I already bookmarked it at Target!

Legallyblondemel said...

Such a helpful list - thanks! We have the fridge magnet and drum set already, but I'm adding that bike & the restaurant friendly puzzle to Master P's Christmas list. I'm hopeful that by then he'll be willing to play with something in addition to his Fisher Price ball popper.

Lucy Marie said...

Thanks for posting this. I have 2 things that I have to return from E's birthday and exchange for something else so I will keep these ideas in mind. I especially want to grab the leap frog magnets ... I've been looking at them for a long time.

Kate said...

Great suggestions! I've seen the instruments/drums before and am adding that and the m&d suction thing to my sister's registry. The leapfrop fridge farm is a LIFESAVER in the kitchen.

LG said...

GREAT list! Thanks for doing that! I only know of 1 of those toys so I will def be adding these to his Christmas list! Thanks for sharing!
Also.. does he actually pedal that bike?

Andie said...

this is a great list! I am totally going to bookmark this for future reference! NOw i want to get some of these items for Andrew! LOL