I'm excited about some of the things I found for Rose this year and thought I'd share them with you in case you are looking for any last-minute ideas! (Shhhh...don't tell!)
(I'm not an affiliate for any company...I'm just sharing some things I really like!)
Rose has been very interested in learning to crochet since this past summer, when I bought a little instruction book for her birthday. The book has been very helpful, but when I heard from a good friend about this DVD over at Simply Charlotte Mason, I just knew it would be the perfect thing for her! (Thank you, Amanda!)
If you pop over to their website, there is a 2 minute clip you can watch from the DVD to see what it's like. The instructor is a very sweet teenage homeschooler who gives a nice presentation, easy to understand. I'll be watching the DVD with Rose so we can learn together...and I confess I am just as excited as I think she'll be!
Some pretty yarn and a hook in a new size completes this gift.
Besides Amazon, another favorite source for finding toys for my kiddos is Vision Forum. If you have never visited their catalog store...it is well worth a visit! Rose loves their doll collection...her "Liberty" doll is the same size as her American Girl doll, so all of the outfits she's collected can be worn by both dolls. I especially like the Vision Forum dolls because each one is a real historical Christian woman, complete with a character-building biography for Rose read.
Earlier this fall, before she was thinking about Christmas ;) I had Rose pick out her favorite dress-and-book set. I don't think she remembers that conversation...hopefully she will be surprised! Here's what she picked:
I'm thinking this will be a fun book for a Mama and her not-so-little girl to read together. :)
Hoping to post some boys' ideas soon!