We are home from our trip over the river and through the woods to Grandma's house. It's always such a joy traveling with three little boys. ;)
Now I get to review presents! Our favorites so far are all the Playmobil sets. Our boys are big into pirates right now, thanks to Pirates of the "Carabeeeen" (per my 3 yr. old) and love the Playmobil Pirate Treasure Chest and Playmobil Eagle Castle. The castle takes some time to set up, but it's really not all that complicated. At $50, it seems a bargain these days...plus they actually use their own imagination! No electronic moving parts or noises! We purchased four additional sets of people at $2-$4 each to make it even more fun.
The Pirate Treasure Chest is a great addition to the castle, even easier to assemble, and it all folds back up into the big chest that the kids can actually carry around.
If you want a great boy gift with no noise makers that they will actually play with...check out the Playmobil goodies. We purchased most of ours from Amazon.com and Target.com this year.
Now, I'm being summoned by the black knight to come play pirates & knights. bye bye!