More #toytimetogether , with MICRO MACHINES

Posted by on May 5, 2020 in Fun-funs

Making selections to create his sets!

Sometimes a child brings you so much joy you have no choice but to share it.

Last week, Landon and I spent a lot of time playing with Galoob Micro Machines. One of the central activities we do is place vehicles (or “mini’s” as they are sometimes called in our home) into “sets”. Basically it’s just putting them in the groups by color, or by style, or by make/model. Whatever I think looks good in a row (hahaha), becomes a “set” for that day. Making them is wonderful. I usually do it, and Landon loves to look at them and celebrate their features by yelling about what they have that’s similar!

For the first time last week, he decided he wanted to make his own sets, and he did an awesome job. What made me even more excited however was how he did them. He decided he wanted to create them for others, and he named off each person as he did it.

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This kid…

Posted by on Apr 27, 2020 in Faith, Hope, and Love, Fun-funs, Toy Stories

My dear boy.

This is kid is amazing.

Yesterday, Jamie tells me that she and Landon have been talking about his upcoming birthday food requests…Landon looks at me and yells, “Donuts for lunch!!!!!” That’s my son. I was so incredibly proud that I did not know what to say.

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Displays March 2020

Posted by on Mar 11, 2020 in Fun-funs, Toy Stories

The View


2020 GOALS ARE GO! I have changed displays for the month of March, and once again we have multiple play patterns, brands, and scales on Display!!! Check ’em out!

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Office Christmas displays 2019

Posted by on Dec 9, 2019 in Fun-funs, Reviews & Recommendations

Holiday Americana…kinda.

Home office Christmas Displays are in full fun this Christmas!

Left shelf : My wife’s HOlday Lego sets, including a snowglobe, Bickheadz, and a small winter wonderland, in addition to a nutcracker, and the derpist of derpy designed Santa’s Lego has evr released—which is my personal favorite of her collection.  The Polar Express book in the back is my original copy from childhood.

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This is the goods.

Posted by on Dec 7, 2019 in Faith, Hope, and Love, Fun-funs

What’s all the mess? Figures, Cars, and Raisins galore!

Tonight, Landon and I just rolled through one of his toy bins taking out stuff we had forgot that we had, creating all manner of combinations just for creations’ sake, enjoying little bits of plastic in all their silliness and functionality, all the while sharing with one another, having fun, and savoring Toy Time Together. On instagram, I described it as “a cacophony of cars and characters featuring all manner of heroes in all manner of machines!” And it was. It was also the sort of casual bonding between father and sons that the former strive to experience while the latter simply savor. It’s all winning for everyone. It’s the good stuff of life, right here.

Landon was focused on the inclusion of The California Raisins band, including limited edition Holiday members, which I think he displayed wonderfully.

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