We know we are very fortunate that Sophie and Michael are given new toys so generously by family and friends. Even a new neighbor said she ran into Santa and brought over a couple of goodies for them. But in order to keep our little home functional and moderately attractive (and to keep my sanity), I knew the full load of Santa's sleigh would have to be dealt with differently this year.
Here was my solution:
Old beads, meet new push and pull toys.
I should have taken a before picture. But trust me, this is a much lighter load.
Where there used to be a jumperoo and exersaucer
While I'd love to move into a larger home, for now I'll have to keep the old gear flowing out as new items come in and find other creative solutions as needed. Perhaps one option down the road will be to convert our basement living space into a larger play room. Today, thankfully, out with the old and some reorganizing made room for the new. Welcome home, horsies!