Josiah received a bit of help with his gifts…
Well, honestly, I wanted to be able to give these to the babies and Jon and I worked on them together and in an effort to make things as easy as possible – we gave them to Siah to give to the babies.
He helped to play with them before hand and also to wrap them up and well……that counts doesn’t it?
This year, it counts! It just does.
I bought a wooden teething toy for Josiah when he was a baby. I loved that it was all natural. These are made from Maple and are finished with Flaxseed Oil.
There are tons of these wooden teethers available for purchase on the internet and I wondered if we would be able to re-create some for ourselves.
We purchased a piece of hardwood and decided which designs that we wanted to create and Jon started cutting.
I love this hippo. I think he’s absolutely adorable. I have been trying to come up with an elephant design as I LOVE elephants and I’d love to be able to design the cutest elephant. I just don’t want it to have too many small pointy or sharp(ish) edges.
I also love these guitar’s.
Which design is your favorite? They were so much fun to make and I will definitely be giving these out as gifts in the future.
I love that the babies get a kick out of sucking and chewing on these, but a bonus surprise has been that Xandra and her cousins have enjoyed playing with the camera & keys; and that Josiah has loved playing with these also. I love the fact that they are using their imaginations to play with these. I also love that they are being used my children from infancy through to 12 years old. I’m wanting to make more wooden toys to encourage them in creative and imaginative play.
This gift was a lot of fun to create and even more fun to give.