Monday, January 2, 2012

My Children's Favorite Christmas Gift

On Christmas morning, our children woke up to find a Toydle Fort! I talked my husband into setting some of it up so the children could SEE what they were getting on Christmas morning instead of unwrapping a package and seeing a bag full of pieces. We set it up in our basement which is what we often call our family room. This is where we wrestle, play Wii, PS3, and exercise. The children immediately "got" what this cool thing was and wanted to try and start building their own creation, but we had to hurry and eat breakfast, get dressed, and make it to a 10:00 a.m. worship service. I heard my son tell his friend at church, "We got this cool thing called a Toydle fort and it is AWESOME! I can't wait for you to come to my house and see it!" That made me smile because if he's telling his friends about it - he really does think it's awesome. 

When we got home from church we opened the other gifts under the tree and ate lunch. Immediately the children started taking down the fort my husband and I had built so they could build their own. I thought it was interesting that each of my children wanted to build their own creations.

My 9-year-old daughter, built a small fort for herself and attached a blanket to make it a cradle for her baby doll. I caught her a lot this week just hanging out in her fort reading or coloring.

My 6-year-old daughter also had fun building her own little space. She liked hanging out in her's as well. Sometimes she'd push it over close to the television to sit in while she watched.

My son used some of the Toydle fort pieces to make machine guns and his own army fort. So you see, the possibilities are endless here. Your children can each build their own things or you can have them work together to build one huge masterpiece (which is something I plan on having them do soon).

On Christmas night, my 6-year-old daughter came upstairs to have a talk with me. She said, "Mom, I know this may sound foolish and I know you will probably say no, but I was wondering if we could sleep downstairs in our forts tonight?" I said, "That sounds like fun!" I wish I had a picture of her face at that moment to share with you. She was so excited and couldn't wait to run back downstairs to tell her brother and sister they could sleep in their forts! It is so much fun saying "yes" to your children, especially when they think you're going to say no.

We have had a lot of fun with our Toydle Fort this week, and I look forward to all the new creations my children will make. When we are done playing or if we ever need more space downstairs, all the fort pieces store nicely in a bag which is included with your purchase.

I received our Toydle Fort free for review purposes and I cannot express to the Homeschool Crew and the folks at Toydle Fort what a blessing this has been. This has truly been my children's favorite and most played with Christmas gift this year. This is a quality product that comes with a lifetime guarantee and is worth every penny. These forts are a made in the U.S.A. product and come from a family-owned business, and I love that! A Toydle fort is the type of gift that can grow with your children for years to come and I'm already thinking about how cool it will be to pass along to grandchildren one day (that's how good this product is).

Pricing and Ordering Information:
There are two forts available to choose from.
The Toydle Fort is $149.00 and comes with over 50 pieces and provides over 45 cubic feet of space. There are also six wonderful clips included to use to clip on your own sheets and blankets to your fort.
The Big Toydle Fort (which is what our family received) is $229.00 and includes over 90 cubic feet of space and it includes 8 clips.

Please click over to the Crew's blog for more Toydle Fort reviews. I can't wait to click through them all myself. I am sure there will be a lot of great and creative fort designs shared!


Mary Prather said...

Love those dolls in the fort! I bet it was a GREAT Christmas gift for your children, Nikki. Mine have been enjoying it a lot, too!

blessedmomof3 said...

Hi Nikki! Thanks for stopping by! That Toydle fort looks fantastic. My daughter (she's 5) would love something like that. We just use chairs and blankets. My boys (13 and 14) would have loved that when they were younger. Such fun, and to be able to make various shapes.


Briana said...

Awesome! Your children found some great uses for the fort.