Browsing Tag: toys


    Hi, my name is Dug, and I LOVE you

    July 16, 2009

    I mentioned before that UP wasn’t my favorite Pixar movie, but I absolutely loved “Dug,” the obedient dog whose job was to track and find “Kevin,” the rare bird. So I just had to add him to my growing Pixar collection:

    Hi there!

    He has seven phrases and sounds awesome when you make him talk.

    I’d been watching for a while, waiting to order him — but they’ve been sold out. So, I finally tried eBay and BAM – found him, and for about the same as it would’ve cost on


    It’s crowded in that bed

    October 23, 2004

    A psychologist would probably have a good and interesting theory about this, and be able to use this to give us some insight into T’s psyche or personality, or maybe even about the kind of person she’s going to become later in life. But I can’t do any of that. All I can come up with to analyze this is that it’s crowded in that girl’s bed.

    Here’s the deal: every night at bedtime we go through this very structured routine where T takes a variety of toys and other things and brings them into bed with her, placing each one individually where she wants it around her pillow. By the time she’s finished, the bed is so crowded that she couldn’t move left or right if she wanted to. We have no need to worry about her falling off the bed.

    Here’s what she has in bed with her tonight:

    1 – “Baby doll” – her plastic toy baby doll

    1 – “White bear” – a stuffed bear, which is actually pink, white, and blue

    1 – “Ginger bear” – another stuffed bear, which is more white than White bear

    1 – “Daddle-dale” – a stuffed pterodactyl

    1 – Care-bear – stuffed animal (the pink one)

    1 – stuffed Winnie-the-Pooh

    2 – stuffed puppy dogs

    1 – plastic Pillsbury Doughboy toy

    1 – “boo” – her thin, white security blanket

    1 – Kipper’s Christmas book – the book we read tonight before bed

    And of course, her regular pillow and blankets. Like I said, it’s crowded in there. What it means? I have no clue.


    T the Builder

    October 9, 2004

    Lately T has been playing with blocks and building things — like most 2 year olds do.

    But unlike most 2 year olds, she doesn’t build towers up as high as she can — she builds these little “cities” spread out across the entire floor — 2-3 blocks at a time stacked up like a house or something, and 25 of them laid out in a nice pattern.

    It’s incredible to see and I’ve committed to taking a picture next time she does it. Cari thinks she’s gonna be an engineer or architect.