We made it all the way through two babies/toddlers without having lots of “noisy, annoying toys.”  However, we decided that a mini basketball hoop would be a great Christmas gift for John.  Andy has officially labelled that as dumb parenting idea #3,410,962.  John makes more noise shooting hoops than ANY of those noisy, annoying toys ever would have.  On the bright side, he’s burning off that extra boy energy right?!?