Gift Ideas for Kids

December 21, 2020

 Twas the week before Christmas and I wanted to share a few of our favorite gift ideas for this year!


Most of these items are still available for prime shipping on Amazon and will arrive before Christmas. Just click on the link below to check out these fun gift ideas. I hope they help make this Christmas extra special for the awesome kids in your life. 

Here's where you can find many of our favorite gift ideas: Gift Ideas


Spider Man 2-in-1 harness booster carseat from KidsEmbrace. So many awesome characters available, but Spiderman was my son's favorite. 


Waffle Blocks from Little Tikes. We actually got 2 sets (one from me and one from Grandma) so that all 4 of my boys can build with them. That's how much my kids enjoy Waffle Blocks.



Wiggle Cars are a favorite in our family from the toddlers to the teens. Hours of non stop fun and it can be used indoors or outside. 


A huge favorite with my boys is our Rollplay Nighthawk. This is always the first thing they want to ride when we go outside and we got it 2 years ago. Highly recommend this!!!
 



Disney Headbandz is such a fun game... and can be played for as long or as short of a time as you like. It isn't one of those games that takes forever to play and we were all smiling the entire time.


 One of the best things we bought a few years ago that is still a favorite is our Spinning Teeter Totter. From kids to adults, this is one of the biggest hits whenever we play outside or have company over. 


Dojo Battle is an electronic sword game and my boys love it. They definitely thought they were ninjas and dojo masters. The vest has lights and sounds when someone strikes your target.



Might Blasters from Little Tikes are a fun option if you would like to try something other than the typical nerf gun. It shoots the soft balls like the ones you can play with in the water. They have 3 different versions and all of them are lots of fun. 


Stomp Rockets are always a good idea. They have so many different kits and this one has 3 different types of rockets to shoot into the air. My boys made it a competition to see who could make theirs go the highest or the farthest. 


Of course I can't have a gift list without OSMO! You can't lose no matter which Osmo game you choose. My boys love Osmo and a couple of their favorites are the Coding kit, Pizza Co., Little Genius (for preschool age) and the new Math Wizard games (Magical Workshop and Secrets of the Dragon).  




Picasso Tiles Magnetic blocks are a great way to encourage creativity and imagination. So many different kits to choose from and all offer hours of hands on play. 



Here's the link one more time to shop these and many of our other favorite gift ideas. 

Happy Shopping and Merry Christmas to all of you! 



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Toddler Gift Guide

December 14, 2020

 We recently celebrated my littlest guys' second birthday and now Christmas is right around the corner. So I wanted to share some of our favorite finds and gift ideas for older babies and toddlers. We love hands on and play based learning, so most of our favorites fall into that category. You can find them all here or the individual links below each picture. Toddler Gift Ideas Enjoy!




Shape Sorter Xylophone and Piano from Hape:

Little ones can sort shapes and make music with the Shape Shorter Xylophone and Piano from Hape. It is a colorful xylophone and piano that encourages them to explore colors and shapes while making music with every puzzle piece they complete. My little guy just turned two and has fun playing with this toy. I think it would be great for a 1st birthday present or gift idea for an older baby or toddler. 


Find it here: Shape Sorter Xylophone





Imagikids:

FOR WHO COULD EVER LEARN TO LOVE A BEAST? 🥀 
Ledger’s adorable outfit is from @imagikids and was a big hit when we played in Downtown Disney at the @lego store. He also danced a lot and waved to everyone passing by. I adore this little beast. 

Find it here: Beast outfit




Fisher Price Bounce & Spin Puppy:

This adorable little puppy is also available in a zebra. My little guy loved to bounce and spin on this toy while the music played and the lights flashed. 

Find it here: Bounce and Spin


Wonder Space Ball Pit:

How many kids can you fit in a ball pit? Well my boys have no concept of personal space, so I guess 4 is the answer. 😆 Good thing they like each other. 

Also, my house will never be clean so why not embrace the chaos and add 800 balls to the ball pit. Welcome to crazy town! Who wants to come play? 

Find it here: Ball Pit



Lovevery:

I love watching them play together and they are all loving these toys from @lovevery. I got the babbler box for Ledger and the blocks set for Luke, but clearly these toys have no age limit because Landon and Linkin have played with them every day since we got them. My boys enjoyed them so much that we got a second play kit box (The Companion Play Kit) and The Buddy Stroller. If you haven’t checked out this brand, it’s a must!

Find it on their website or here: Lovevery





IVI World 3D Carpet:

 Next up is a 3D play carpet from @ivi3dplaycarpets . My boys have played with it every day since we got it and even if they take breaks from playing on it, they are laying on it because it is so soft. It is designed to encourage imagination and interactive play and is made of 100% polypropylene high quality wool-like material that was chosen for its hygienic properties. They also have other cute designs like a city or a beach house. 

Find it here: 3D Carpet




Cassaro Kids Tower Slide:

What can be better than sliding into a new week with a smile and some fun. Ledger is loving his Climbing Play Tower with Slide and Chalkboard from @cassarokids. They have a fun variety of natural play furniture for little ones. 


Find it here: Cassaro Kids Play Tower






Wiggle Car:

The biggest hit from my little guy to my teenage nieces and nephews. We got one for Luke (our now 6 year old) last Christmas and every single kid there had a blast riding it, including the teens. Ledger was 1 at the time and even he loved it and was able to ride it like a push toy. A total blast for the kids and the adults watching. I have so many fun videos of all the kids on them, but here are a couple pictures for reference.
 
Find it here: wiggle car



Smartrike:


The coolest little dude on the block! Ledger is riding in style in his @smartrike. Before we got this trike, he was always trying to get on his big brothers bikes. Now he is loving having his very own. And my favorite part is this smartrike folds up like a stroller so I can easily take it with us anywhere. I can also switch back and forth between him having the control or me controlling it with one little click. It also grows with your little one. There are so many great features about these trikes and I highly recommend them for your little ones.

Find it here: Smartrike



Ride On Jeep:

Lastly, I wanted to share this super fun ride on jeep that Ledger got for his birthday from Grandpa and Grandpa. It is unique because it comes with a remote control. So he can either drive the jeep himself or one of his big brothers (or mom/dad) can drive it for him while he can sit back and enjoy the ride. It also has sounds and LED lights. 

You can find it here: Ride On Jeep





I hope this list has helped give you a few gift ideas for the little ones in your life. Stay tuned for a list of our favorite gift ideas for preschool and elementary aged kids. Happy Holidays!


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Dodgers Holiday Festival

December 10, 2020

Christmas magic is real! And watching my little guys' react to the snow and fun special effects at the Dodgers Holiday Festival was the best. If you are a Dodger's fan, then this is the holiday event for you.




'Tis the season for celebration at Dodger Stadium. The 2020 World Champion Los Angeles Dodgers have a festive holiday drive-thru event with lots of lights, fake snow, interactive displays and of course lots of Dodgers moments. Here are a few highlights from our experience.







Santa was at the end and asked our family name. Then he sent us off with a special holiday song. Check out our YouTube video on our page OCBoysLife to see more fun highlights from the Dodgers Holiday Festival.









Heads up, when we drove up to Dodgers Stadium, they did stop every car and have you open your trunk so they can look inside. 

There is the option to donate new or gently used baseball or softball equipment that will benefit Dodgers RBI, new toys that will benefit RaiseAChild, and new pairs of socks that will benefit LA Family Housing. 

Important to note that public restrooms are not available. Make sure you bring snacks and entertainment for the kids because we waited for an hour and a half to get into the holiday drive-thru. Keep that in mind when selecting your ticket time as well. Our time was 7:30 and we arrived 10 minutes before, but we didn't get in until 8:50pm. This was on a Saturday night, so weeknights might be less popular and not have as long of a wait. 

The Dodgers Holiday Festival is open nightly from 5-10pm through December 24th. To purchase a ticket, go to https://www.mlb.com/dodgers/fans/holiday-festival . Tickets are $55 per vehicle.  






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