Last month I asked for recommendations on what to get my kids for their birthdays. I got so many great suggestions, so thank you.
For Annabella we took Laura's suggestion and downloaded Coppelia from iTunes, which has been a big hit and is all part of my master plan to steer Annabella away from the Disney princesses and toward a more generic ballerina. To that end, we also got her the new tutu she's wearing in this picture.
But so far Annabella's favorite gift is one we didn't even buy her. (Isn't that always the case?) After I posted this blog entry, I received an e-mail from Jens Hewerer offering me press copies of Kiddio's Audio Adventures on CD. I accepted his kind offer and gave the CDs to Annabella for her birthday. Each CD contains 1 adventure with Billy Brown (a bear) and his friend Emma. Annabella is addicted to them, which is fine by me because they're fun and they teach little lessons like working together or the importance of sharing.
Selfishly, I love Billy Brown because he, unlike anything else, has managed to keep Annabella in her room at bedtime. She's had trouble falling asleep since we transitioned to a bed almost three years ago. But we put on a little Billy Brown and she's in there for good.
Each CD is $10.99, but you can save $5 by buying all three. You can also listen to tracks at Billy Brown's MySpace page.