Favorite Online Toy Stores

This is the time of year with a never ending stream of catalogs.  Most of which I dislike but there’s a few awesome ones, specially in the toy category.  Here’s my current favorite four!!! The Land of Nod Hearth Song Young Explorers Uncommon Goods Continue reading Favorite Online Toy Stores


Today was one of those rare days when it’s just P and me and we have no plans. The day evolved but we had a couple of breakthroughs.  First, P is the one who directed what we did and second, we actually cleaned up as we went along!  It usually takes a lot for her … Continue reading Sunday

Be Like Me

I recently bought P a My Little Pony doll.  As soon as we got home P cut the pony’s hair.  I asked her why and she said “because the hair was getting in her eyes and she should have it like me”.  I was in awe of her response.  How amazing that she feels dolls … Continue reading Be Like Me

DIY Dollhouse

One day, not too long ago, I left P at school until 2pm.  A family donated a large doll house full of dolls and furniture to her preschool. Staying longer gave her the opportunity to play with the house.  Since that day P began building dollhouses out of books at home.  She stands her books … Continue reading DIY Dollhouse

Cheap Toys

I’m finally consenting to only buying P good, expensive toys.  I’m not trying to spoil her I’m just over the uselessness of cheap toys.  I bought her this Madame Alexander doll at Costco for $20.  I should know by now that if something seems to good to be true it is.  When we got the … Continue reading Cheap Toys

PJ buddy

I bought these pjs for P at the Gap at the beginning of summer. On our trip to Seattle in June we bought her this doll.  Out of sheer coincidence the doll’s outfit almost matches P’s pjs.  It’s too cute to see her holding her doll with practically a matching outfit.  She gets a kick … Continue reading PJ buddy


This is Pablem…kind of sounds like problem….at least that’s how P calls him.  His name is really Pablo.  He’s a Backyardagain.  It’s one of P’s favorite shows and her favorite character.  She use to call him Pablo but all of a sudden she started calling him Pablem.  No matter how much I try to get … Continue reading Pablem

It’s a Dino-world!

This weekend we went to our friend E’s 3rd birthday party.  It seems like yesterday that he turned one.  I’m sure I’ll feel the same way when we celebrate his 18th!The party theme was dinosaurs. E loves them.  I always run into a problem when buying kid birthday presents…or any presents for that matter.  I … Continue reading It’s a Dino-world!

Balance Bikes

I’m not exactly sure what route is the best way to go for teaching kids how to ride a bike.  P is on a trike right now. She likes it but the pedaling is a little frustrating for her.  Then one day we’re in a store and P gets on a balance bike.  She started … Continue reading Balance Bikes

Pink Trains

One of the things I most love about P is her dexterity of interests.  She’s getting into wearing pink and gold ballet flats and tutus.  She loves purses, babies and playing kitchen.  But she also loves cars, trains, airplanes and tractors.  I remember loving dump trucks when I was about 2. I loved them because … Continue reading Pink Trains