May 26, 2010

Birthday Wishes, Charlie Edition

With Charlie's birthday just around the corner, people keep asking me what he wants. I think his main desires include clear opportunities to pull on the cats' tails and big meals consisting of toilet paper, hairballs, and cat food. It's the little things, right?

I never knew I could spend hours (literally) perusing websites looking for toys. Toys are toys, right? Actually, as it turns out, I do prefer a certain kind of toy over all others.


That means wooden or cloth instead of (mostly) plastic. What can I say? I'm a little concerned about all the toxins that are found in plastics these days. Plus I think wooden and cloth toys will probably last longer.

The downside to these kinds of toys is that they tend to be a little pricier, like most things that are eco-friendly. Good thing there are inexpensive options.

So as people have asked, I've sent them to this website to get ideas.

Here are some of my favorite toys; I think Charlie would enjoy them very much:

1) Any block set:

I like the one above, because it's a wagon and a small set of blocks.

We already got Charlie this set of wooden blocks:

2) A xylophone!

3) A drum!

4) A duck push toy!

There are more rolling toys here.

And now, for some non-Oompa options!

1) I love the little stuffed toys this Etsy seller creates. I wanted the one shown below, but it's all sold out right now.

2) This Etsy seller has lots of play food options. I love felted stuff!

3) I like this trike. It's not the one I originally had in mind for him, but it's close.

So that's pretty much it. Can't believe Charlie's going to be one next month. Where has the time gone?


phairhead said...

I love the plush burger and fries!

i gave my niece a very similar toy when she was 2 of a bagel, lox and cream cheese

amber said...

Those are some really cute options. I particularly love the felt food. :)