Critter Count: 106

I know I'm a day late, but I ended up working at the store yesterday. We're still not in our own house since the living room still does not have a ceiling. A stupid broken pipe is turning into a three week holiday from our house to my parents' house. I wouldn't care if there was work being done in my own house, but it's just been sitting waiting for the contracter to decide he's going to put our ceiling up. *Sigh* All you mothers out there, do except my well wishes for you.

My own wife and daughter's mother seemed to enjoy her new critters; although, I seemed to have enjoy them more. I love the Farthing dog family. Penny and Rally are great. Their box is the one that was a bit dinged and dented, but the Farthing mother and baby boy more than make up for that. They are great. I like the bicycle and I love the bread bag!

Postman Pete is a fun little set. Pete's uniform is really nice, and I really like his stamp and ink pad.

I'll admit that I wasn't and am still not a huge fan of the Scrumptious Sandwiches set. My wife really wanted that set though, and I'm sure that we'll enjoy playing with it when Adah is older. I just wish that there was a table or some kind of counter; of course, then the price would just go up, up, up. And we can always use the dessert counter with dessert sticker firmly attached in place, right?

I'd definitely consider ordering from Small Imaginations again. The shipping was fast, dare I even say faster than shipping from within the States? I would have liked a shipping confirmation e-mail though. The prices were decent, so all-in-all I'm very satisfied with this transaction. I'd recommend them.
Our daughter, Adah, was born five months ago today. And if you want proof of what kind of child she is, look around this site. Spoiled. Our Calico Critters and Sylvanian Families collection started out being all for her. I will admit that it has since become partially for me.

She's a pretty good baby for us doing her baby stuff quite well. She rolls over one way and is finally starting to roll over the other way with minimal confusion and crying. She drools like a Pavlovian dog and grabbs ahold of my nose. She blows raspberries for at least an hour straight. She sleeps through the night quite easily. She's down to eating only four eight-ounce bottles a day. She's starting to eat cereal, loves to be held in a standing position, and watching Nick Jr. especially Wonder Pets.  Her hair is finally starting to look like hair on her chubby once-baldish head. She now, after her winter hat, loves wearing hats.

If you enjoy this fan site even just a little bit, please take a second to wish its purpose and inspiration a swell day. Always, thanks for visiting.
It's Easter morning, Adah's first Easter morning, and her basket is full of the goodies listed in my last entry plus the Calico Critter Norwood mouse family, two American Girl outfits and a chocolate bunny- all things she's not ready to play with or eat. We'll take a picture so she can see it and appreciate her first Easter basket when she's older.

I was able to fit everything in her basket; I'm quite a packer. It looks amazing too with her Norwood Mouse family and chocolate bunny right in front and Bob Blackerry rabbit peeking up from behind. I can't wait to dig into the sets! (Yes, the basket is more for me, I'm afraid...)

Last night and this morning, I began updating Our Collection page and the Family Album page (found on the Fun Stuff Page) with new information. The pictures are going to be coming soon, and I'll have to check the information I typed against what the sets actually contain.

I do have to say that I like International Playthings Calico Critter packaging better than Flair Sylvanian Families packaging because the Calico Critters boxes give you a list of contents printed right on the underside of the box. There's no guessing conversation between my wife (whom I think doesn't really care...) and myself where I ask about The New Arrival set, "Do you think this is some kind of baby cream or baby food jar?" or Christian Chantilly's set, "Does this look like a book or a magazine?" or the Farmer's Cart and Pony, "Is that lettuce or cabbage; the sign says 'cabbage.'" and "Is that really an onion!?!"

My wife, our daughter, and I hope that everyone, Christian or not, has a great holiday. Here's to more like it. Especially with Calico Critters and Sylvanian Families piled up as presents!