This week, while meeting with kid’s stores in Volos, Greece, we learned that it is a big baby town.
Chances are good that if you are a special baby in Volos you will spend your early days in a canopied crib.
In the sea of cribs adorned with canopies, they are not just reserved for baby girls.
So sweet, white on white for the beginning life of a Greek.
Team Totally has potty talk tales that we could share, right? Notice the little pumpkin!
There were so many swings in this baby store, some of them spilled outside.
Strollers inside and more outside.
This one is for our sales manager, Annette! Of everything that I have seen so far, I wanted to pluck up these signs that were EVERYWHERE and bring some back to Totally Kids.
The Etch A Sketch made its debut as The Magic Screen at a European Toy Fair in 1959.
It all began in 1950. While tinkering in his garage, French electrician Andre Cassagnes dreamed up a drawing toy that kids could shake up and start over. The new drawing toy was made up of a joystick, glass and aluminum powder. Before taking it to market In 1960, it was tweaked; a joystick with two white knobs in the left and right corners of the screen. The idea was to make the toy look like the hot new adult toy of the time: a television. Quickly it became the most popular selling toy during the Christmas season that year. Since then, the Ohio Art Company has sold more than 150 million of them.
The Toy Industry Association named Etch A Sketch one of the 100 most memorable and most creative toys of the 20th century.
If you have ever wondered what’s inside an Etch A Sketch, How Stuff Works will enlighten you.
Look what I am making for Master O and baby sister this weekend.
Lego Jello, fun colorful, tasty, jiggly, wiggly, yet best of all, an easy peasy treat.
Watching baby sister squish it through her little fingers should put smiles on all of our faces, right Betsy? (and a mess on the floor no doubt)
Since we have been playing matching games lately, the plan is to match the Jello boxes with his Duplos.
Have the Lego/Duplo blocks washed and ready to go. Choose your favorite flavor Jellos, or in our case, favorite colors. Master O will be matching the colors of red, blue, green and yellow; aka: cherry, blueberry, lime and lemon in Jello speak.
Prepare the Jello as directed on the package. This time, before filling the Duplo molds I am going to first spray them with Pam cooking spray. Hopefully the un-molding will be a snap. Place the molds in a cake pan before filing and then place the pan in the refrigerator until set.
There’s always room for Lego Jello, this week’s Recipe For Fun..