why we love our toys

June 01, 2011

I sat down with Adriana and Ryland
a while ago and asked them what 
toys they would like to get rid of and which 
they would like to keep-
surprisingly, they kept putting aside 
 their plastic toys and had more of an interest 
in their wooden, educational toys.
 that made this mommy happy. 
 ever since then I have invested
 in more eco friendly, wooden
 and educational toys.
so why do we love our toys?
 when I asked Adriana she said, 
 "I like my room to be bigger and with
 a lot of toys it gets to be too much mom, 
 so I guess the ones I have I can never get tired of 
 cause I like my room being so clean and big
plus, my toys are fun!"
well said little lady.
and when Ryland was asked he said, 
 "I don't know! I like my trucks and I like my
train track and trains, and I really like my tools!"
 all while he did karate moves on his bed
 doing little hi-ya punches in the air when he
would say a toy he liked.
 silly boy.

I find that their wooden toys
 last longer and you can add so much to them.
 Ryland has a gigantic wooden Melissa & Doug train set
that we can keep adding to through the years-
as well as over sized recycled trucks!
 Adriana has a Plan Toys Doll House
 that she absolutely loves 
and can add to throughout the years as well- 
 and a fabulous all wooden kitchen with all wooden
 accessories, down to the toaster,
that are out of this world fun!
 They are great companies keep coming out with 
fantastic new wooden, role playing, 
 and education toys that we will never tire of!
 and we just wanted to share <3

and our usual munchkin pictures 

and snack of the day!


  1. I can not wait to buy a doll house, I didn't even realize how much I wanted to until your pictures!
    I need to go through Jack's toys still, he has an over abundance of matchbox cars and they just take over everything!

  2. I love, love, love the dollhouse! And we are also fans of Melissa and Doug toys. :)

    Fabulous photos, per usual!

  3. I totally have to agree! I was just thinking about this yesterday as I played with Bella, she kept gravitating towards the quality wooden ones. I just love Adriana's kitchen, and the dollhouse is awesome! We're getting Bella a dollhouse for her third birthday in 6 months, I can't wait to start looking for a good one!

    I just wanted to thank you for all your encouraging words on my blog, especially about my Papa, I really appreciate them. You're such a sweet soul <3

  4. Love the wooden toys! :) We have a road set - it's all interlocking road pieces, like that train set, with little wooden cars and trucks and houses. I played with it for years!

  5. Our Thomas track and trains where once my 15 year old cousin's...Those toys are very well made and durable! I love the doll house, I just might have to find Carly one when she's old enough!

  6. That doll house is impressive but I bet my daughter would like the train set more! She's such a tomboy and always heads straight for the "boy" toys. Cute pictures too. I'm a new follower, your blog is so cute, glad I found you!


  7. Love the style of your blog! VERY CUTE! Following you back!


  8. Hi Tia!

    Thanks for the follow! I've returned the favor! Looking forward to seeing you back here sometime!

    Btw, I love those toys too, they are so cute and fun! And your two munchkins are cute too!

    ~ Jenny ( http://www.imafulltimemummy.com/ )

  9. I love her answer, it seems that she already has some design & decor taste at a very young age! Thanks so much for the follow. Your design is absolutely LOVELY. You have a beautiful family. Definitely glad to have found your blog & will be back over and over again! If you have a Twitter, I would love to be friends on there as well. xoxo! www.shelbylately.com & @shelbylatelycom

  10. HI, new follower from follow me chickadee. Love the name Ryland. My youngest came very very close to having that name.

    Hope that you will stop by

  11. First beautiful little people you are raising! and yes wooden toys are so wonderful! my littlest one goes to preschool two days a week for a few hours and she spends most that time playing with a wooden melissa and doug play house... They are beautiful!

    I found you over at the tuesday follow me chickadee blog hop... Hope you can check me out I have over 10 prizes in a birthday bash giveaway right now :)