Friday, September 16, 2011

Toy Story 4

Don't you love when toys start to take on a life of their own?  Somewhere around the 2 year old mark, toys start to come alive.  Suddenly, they have personalities.  They need to be fed and carried around and they have tea parties and get their soft cotton teeth brushed.  Lately I've been finding all sorts of adventurous toys around the house, and I can't help but feel like I'm caught in an episode of Toy Story 4.

Case in point - the other day headed into the kitchen I discovered that Cort's babies had taken Diego's Jeep out for a ride.  I can't help but wonder what will happen when Diego discovers his precious Jeep has been carjacked by a couple of renegade babies.

To make matters worse, our VCR seems to be burping up red frogs.  Luckily, we don't use the VCR that much anyhow.  I'm a little scared to put my hand inside to see what else might be in there....

 And suddenly, Reid has an entourage.  An entourage in the double digits I might add.  And there is much drama in the transportation of said entourage from one side of the house to the next.  When you're under 3 feet tall it isn't so easy to tote around a frog, a hedgehog, a jaguar, a blanket, a baby, a mouse, a dog, a sheep, and several others that are not pictured.

Pretend play is so much fun.
At least I think it's all pretend.
But the babies in the Jeep might say otherwise...

36 comments:

Jill said...

This post is priceless!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Thank you for making me laugh this morning. Our VCR has stopped working. I think something is living in there.

Sonya Heilmann said...

Hahaha! So cute and funny!

Deidre said...

Wow, I am tired just thinking about entertaining and transporting that kind of entourage!

My Journey With Candida said...

I love this post!! How cute Reid is with all his little friends surrounding him. Enjoy all this fun while you can..... Someday they will be TEENAGERS!!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

The little minds are growing and whirling... love to see these photos. :)

Pop Champagne said...

haha love the post, the pictures are adorable and yaa I got a busted VCR in my house too :D

Michaele said...

Such memories this brings back! You would not believe what will fit in a Barbie car. And, I guess, with your situation, you may never get to find out. haha

creativefashionglee said...

Cute kid and cute babies. It´s amazing how much smile kids can give us. :)

TexWisGirl said...

rebel babies going cruising... :)

Jill said...

Once I found a toothbrush in our VCR. Somehow it never quite worked the same after that. Ha. Reid is very sweet with his family of animals.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

My 7 year old still sleeps buried in his stuffed animals. I love it when kids "play pretend." So much better for their brain development!

Shell said...

I sometimes look at where things get to in my house and think HOW on EARTH did THAT happen?

camp and cottage living said...

Oh, does this bring back memories!
I love it when you share the boys little antics.
They are really adorable, Lisa.

Misty said...

LOVE this post! I miss that so much...

Valerie said...

Reid with his entourage is so cute!

Your boys sure are adorable little things!

Sandy said...

I love Reid's entourage! His mouse is especially adorable.

Sandra Orchard said...

Oh, froggie in VCR brings back memories. thanks for today's smile. I can always count on you for one. :D

Ginny said...

Oh, this is just TOO cute!! I'm glad you seem to be really enjoying it. Because all to quickly you will wish for the frogs in the VCR and the unexpected toy surprises around the house again. This is the time of your life!!

Sally said...

How funny! Your boys; too cute and sure make for many laughs. :)

NutriSystem Weightloss Journey said...

How Cute!!!

Angela said...

Oh I remember those days! I do hope that he doesn't decide that he needs to take all of them with him when you go shopping in the store! lol My daughter had to take a bunch of hers with us in the car and a few in the store. Wore me out carrying her and all her babies! lol

I had a Toy Story moment last year at WM. I seen a kid with a baby doll that looked like it moved it's head and smiled at me. It looked like one of my daughters old dolls that I thought we donated to GW. She found it under her bed this Summer! What was freaky too was that it had on the same outfit that her doll had on which it wasn't the outfit that came on the doll. It was a real baby outfit. FREAKY!!!!! I'll never get rid of Bart again! How he made it back to the house is beyond me but he did make it home!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh this is such a cute post!! I agree your boys are adorable!!

Michael Manning said...

Very accurate!

A Quiet Corner said...

Yep, the babies in the Jeep say "otherwise" to me too!...:)JP

Andrea (ace1028) said...

OMG! The frog cracked me up!!! :P

Samantha said...

Obviously not a parent, because those renegade babies just freak me out.

Kim said...

Adorable and relatable! Deaglan also has an entourage at bedtime which sometimes includes cars, trucks and books. Lately he's been sleeping with us and believe me there isn't room for EVERYONE on that bed even if it's a king size!

Leontien said...

ohhh we (me and my sister) had barbies! and my little broter would put them in the barbie car and crash them in a wall...

Great great memories! Thanks for the great post and i hope you and the boys will love the Arretjes cake!

Leontien

laughwithusblog said...

I love it! My oldest daughter used to haul a huge load of stuffed animals all around the house and every where she went. Aw. Great memories!

Chatty Crone said...

I think the kids and their imagination is awesome. sandie

Weekend Cowgirl said...

Cute post and photos. Our baby dolls around here end up in very interesting choices most of the time. The baby stroller just sits empty!

Desperate Housemommy said...

Loved this. Even though the red-frog-burping-VCR scared me a little.

Ashley - My Front Porch Swing said...

It is astonishing to consider how things happen to end up in certain places at times isn't it?? What a fun post!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Hahahaha! I love the entourage. Though I think the entourage needs to steal the jeep from the babies. :)

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

So cute! :-)