We just had a small family party- my parents, Jeff, R, her 3 brothers- with a cake and a couple of gifts. It was a lovely time. We will be having her ‘big’ party on Sept. 19th.
I have decided to do posts with pics of my sweetums going about her day (because I am one of THOSE mothers… and I do what I want when I want… lol)
I love the Melissa and Doug piano because it is so sturdy and well built. It’s a toy, so it’s woefully out of tune, but still comes with a little songbook. It’s a heavy piece, too… not prone to tipping at all.
The GI Joe was probably out of her brothers’ stash from long ago, when they were children. It’s ugly and has a green face.
So ends my toy review efforts for today 🙂
Maisie lost the Fisher-Price baby already and when I questioned her about it she went to her toy box and pulled out a tiny teddy bear to replace it!
I finally found the hidden FP baby- When she saw that I had it, she snatched it and put it back where she’d hidden it.
Maisie’s rather skimpy toy collection was due for a boost. She’s been really into independent play lately, so I was in the market for something that would amuse her and was a little less ‘infant’ like.
A lovely friend suggested the Fisher-Price Little People House. Amazon had it on sale for $25, so I bought it immediately- and thanks to my Amazon Prime subscription- it arrived in 2 days with free shipping! I use my Prime almost daily. Best subscription EVER.
The packaging was perfect, as I’ve come to expect from Amazon shipments. Her little eyes opened wide in awe when she saw the house.
The house itself came with a couple of screws (to screw the front piece together) and a long screw (for the hinge). The screws required a phillip’s screwdriver. It was simple to assemble. It had a couple of yellow pieces that were a bit confusing and just attached to the sides. The baby was able to rip them off in seconds- they didn’t make much sense.
Another minor complaint was that the front of the window looks like something attaches to it, but nothing comes with it from what I’ve seen.
Other than what I mentioned above, this is a really clever little starter doll house. It has sounds in almost every room- you push a button and the toilet flushes, the stove makes cooking sounds, etc.
A video of the sounds the house makes- please disregard my horrible, chipping manicure:
Maisie loved playing mostly with the doll family that came with the set. It includes the daddy, mommy, and baby. It also comes with a car, baby bed, and dining table.
The new Little People are much bigger than the ones from my childhood and made from a child safe type of plastic. They still have holes in the bottom. She enjoyed sucking on their heads, just like kids used to with the original Little People.
I can see her playing with this toy for a long time to come. The reviews on Amazon are nearly 5 stars.
My rating: 4.5/5