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For Swede: I decided to start the want/wear/need/read gift strategy, although this year I'm skipping "need" because I think she has everything she needs.
Want: "Doctor on Call" Play Set - She loves to play "Dr. Swedey." Her most common prescription is: "You have to stay in bed for three years!"
Wear: Arctic Cat Patchwork Applique T-Shirt - She asked for this shirt ages ago while flipping through a catalog. Hopefully she still likes it.
Read: Penguin's Christmas Wish by Salina Yoon. We love this series!
Her only request from Santa is a candy cane... Done! If only she will always be this easy to please. I do still want to get one more little stocking stuffer present for her - Any ideas?
For Abel: His only present is the Rockin' Rider Charger 2-in-1 Pony Ride-On. This has gotten rave reviews from my friend Tyffani's little boy who is three months older than Abel. Oh, I did just also pick up a Baby Reindeer Finger Puppet Book for his stocking.
For Jonathan's parents: A Skylight Frame. Thanks to Alexandra for this idea! The neat thing about this digital photo frame is that it has a specific email address so anyone can email photos directly to the frame.
For my parents: An old-fashioned ice cream maker. I know this might seem like a weird present for the middle of winter but I think they'll really enjoy making ice cream with the kids in summers to come.
I only exchange presents with two friends, but for one I picked up Run Fast Eat Slow and for the other I did cozy socks and tea.
That's all! Have you finished your Christmas shopping?