lucy didn't get too much from us for her birthday (her big gift was a sandbox built by jeremy) but we did buy her a few small presents--one of which we we found at home depot. what can you get a one-year old at home depot? take a look!
how about a pair of miniature table legs? these legs make great little clacking stick instruments, just like the ones i've seen at upscale toy stores, but were actually super cheap--i think we paid around $5 for both. lucy seems to enjoy them, doesn't she? (lucy enjoys anything that makes a lot of noise.) i imagine they'd be fun to gnaw on for a teething baby, too. as an extra eco-friendly bonus, the sticks are made from fsc-certified wood. rock on, lucy!