I was shopping in Target the other day looking for some new toys for Tony and was quite disappointed with the selection. I couldn't find anything I really wanted to buy that I thought he would enjoy playing with. I left with just one lame toy. Later that same day Todd and I went downtown where all the little boutique shops are in the tourist section of the little beach town close by. They had a really cool toy store with tons of toys and trendy boutique prices to go with them. I bought just one toy at this store too, completely satisfied with the toy, but not the price. I then came home and started looking around on the internet for online toy stores, I figured there had to be something better out there and sure enough found a pretty good one, fat brain toys, with no tax, and free shipping (that always wins me over). And their toys are supposed to be really good ones, you know the kind that will make your kid smart just by playing with them.
The toys came in the mail a few days later while Tony was napping and I was so excited, I set them all out for him on his new little play mat. When he woke up I brought him downstairs to check them out. I must say, I think I was more excited than he was, but he really liked the wooden hammer, and everything he picked up he put in his mouth.
So if you have any good suggestions for places to toy shop, I'd love to hear them.
Here are some pictures of him checking out the new toys.
This little eggplant toy he got at my baby shower, and I had forgot about it till the other day when I found it in his closet. He is just a little young for it now, but in a month or so he will be able to climb up on it by himself. He is a bit scared that he might fall over. I was a little scared too as I let go just long enough to snap the picture.
This weekend Francie came over and took a few more pictures of Tony. I'm so glad she does this for me. I was really good at it [dressing him up and taking pictures] back in the beginning, but now I just let Francie do it. She is better than me at it anyway.
I thought this picture was so cute. When I showed it to Todd he was more concerned about the fact that we put him in the dirt and let him put a dirty tomato off the ground in his mouth. He's just a tad bit overprotective.