They also seem very interested in and have asked for American Girl Dolls but they don't really play with the dolls that they have now so I went with the Target knock-offs. The girls have been calling any and all 18" dolls "American Girl Dolls" so I think I'm safe for now. When they are older and know the difference and really, really, really want one, then they can really, really, really have one but for now, we'll go with the knock-offs.
We made good use out of all the toy ads that flooded our mailbox and gave them to the girls to cut out pictures of toys that they liked. They then glued the pictures onto paper to make lists. Em is probably the best out of all three with the scissors. Anna is still working on it but has made a lot of progress.
I had to smile a few weekends ago when all three were cutting and crafting their lists. I was in the other room and could tell that Anna was upset with something that she had cut. Em comforted her with, "Don't worry, Anna. You are still learning." And then Allie added, "Yeah, that's what preschool is for."
Here is Em crafting one of her many lists.
And some random photos of Em because she was cooperating.
Now I need to wrap a million presents...