Friday, November 30, 2007
When my kids were babies they loved all the Baby Einstein videos. Personally, I don't give a rip if they make 'em smarter...I was just relieved to have them entertained long enough so that I could take a shower or even just use the restroom! My babysitter used to always call them the Baby Genius movies, which we thought was cute. Now, of course, they wouldn't give them the time of day, but when I took them shopping to help me pick out a baby gift for my cousin, they helped me come up with a great idea. The kids really wanted to get the baby some (read ALL) of the Baby Einstein videos and toys from Target. Soooo, we decided to put together a Baby Einstein themed gift basket. These are some of the items we picked out:
I purchased a little plastic tub from a paper warehouse store for about $2.00 and filled the bottom with styrofoam peanuts. Don't ask me why, but I always seem to have plenty of these on hand!!! Then I placed the items in the bucket. This took some troubleshooting because they didn't really all fit and I ended up putting the blocks on the bottom. Then I stuck some blue paper krinkles down in between all the goodies. Finally, I wrapped it all in cellophane (I LOVE this stuff for wrapping!) and tied it all with a bow. Voila! I thought it turned out really cute and my cousin was thrilled to get something other than baby clothes!
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