First of all, I was looking through my pictures, deciding what to write a blog on, and I realized that I don't have very many pictures of Thomas. This isn't because I don't want to take pictures of him, it is because he doesn't want me to take pictures of him. Any time I get out the camera and point it at him, he turns his face and says, "No pictures." Estella is the easiest to take pictures of right now. Nicholas doesn't mind it, but it takes some work on my part. Anyway...to the point...I did get a few pictures of Thomas while he and a friend were building a jail for the bad dinosaurs and a castle for the king and queen.
Let me say that I LOVE these blocks that we have. We bought them for Christmas 2006 and I am happier and happier with them as the boys have gotten older. Jackson had this same block set when he was growing up and LOVED it, so that is how we knew about them. They are from Community Playthings. They are expensive, but worth every penny. If anyone is considering getting them, the shelf is SO nice. My mother in law bought that for us when we told her we were getting the blocks. It is from the same company as the blocks.
The other shelf that has toys on it is also a Community Playthings shelf and was a gift this year from my parents in law. I love it for a few reasons. 1-it has wheels that you can flip, so you can use them or tuck them under. They are great because if I don't want all the toys out everywhere I can easily turn the shelf around facing the wall, putting the toys out of sight and reach. 2- The back of the shelf is a flannel board. I don't have any flannel board stories yet, but Thomas and I made a few animals that are fun to arrange. Well..there's my plug for Community Playthings...expensive, but worth it.