Ain't it funny how the simplest things can entertain kids for hours?
Buy them a complex, expensive toy... they may be amused for minutes, give them a hose and a bucket= hours of fun!
The same rule proved true on our family vacation. My 8-year-old nephew, Caleb, had a birthday in June and so Adam & I got him a couple of small presents, the most random of which was a pair of googly glasses we found on the cereal aisle of Winn Dixie hours before his arrival at the beach.
Obviously, it was the greatest gift ever given...
I would put up a really, really embarassing picture of my mother wearing them except she has threatened to take me out of the will if I do, so I'll refrain...
P.S. The 2nd most popular toy of vacation? Mom's wig. Caleb created a character called "Steve McCrawly" who wore the wig and strutted around like a rooster.
It's the simple things!