Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Toy Story

Let me start off this post by saying that we have way too many toys in our house. It's almost embarrassing to me that we have allowed our kids to live in such excess. They just build up until you have this mountain of toys that could never be fully played with. Birthdays and Christmas's come and go and the toys march on.

With that being said, I find myself laughing daily about the sad state of affairs I find some of these toys in. I wonder how happy they are living with us. Take Dora for instance:

Dora. What's up girl? Bad hair day? You look like you could use a trip to the spa. Come to think of it, you look a lot like me. Maybe we should go together.

I found these two horses on a little ledge inside Jake's closet. Maybe they're in time out.

These pool toys were in our pantry hanging out with the cookbooks.

Spiderman hangs out on our back door more often than not.

I like how orderly these toys are. Nice row formation and grouping of like kinds. Toy segregation anyone?

I found this on the kitchen table when I got out of the shower a few days ago. Interesting. I wonder if this is how all those Easter Island statues got built. Some mama's left their kids alone for an hour while they bathed in a nearby stream and BAM! They come back and find weird stone statues all over the place.

I don't even want to think about what this guy did to get hanged from the mini blinds. Bad elephant!

This is what I found in the kids sink last night. They built a water zoo. Otherwise known as an aquarium. Unfortunately, there was a little bitty dolphin in there somewhere that I didn't see and when I let the water out to drain it slid down the drain never to be seen or heard from again. It was tragic. I'm not sure if Jake will ever forgive me. I might have to help him punish some of his bad toys to get back in his good graces.


  1. I love that you took pictures of this. Your kids are way more creative than mine and it looks like they play with a variety. i need to find some motivation to week some toys out of this house.

  2. hilarious!!!! Your two are definitely creative!!!! Would love to know the scoop on the poor defenseless elephant!