Friday, October 2, 2009

Favorite Toys

There are many, many toys in our house, sometimes the floor is literally littered with toys (memo to self: teach them to pick up after themselves). Toys can be found in the living room, in the bathroom, in the kitchen, in the bedroom and even in my dressing room. There are toys that they never play with, toys that get played with occasionally, toys that are dragged out of the archives, toys that get played with on a daily basis and then.......there are their favorite toys.

Chewy's favorite toy is his red bone. This bone was once attached to another toy, which subsequently got torn off from too much wild play and slinging around and thrown away, except for the red bone. Chewy has a love affair with this red bone......he carries it around the house and even makes a point to bring it to bed with him (not to play with, just to be there beside him while he sleeps!). There was one time, as we were getting into bed, Chewy jumped off of the bed and disappears. Hmmmmmm, what could he be doing? I hear him scurrying around in the kitchen, scurrying around in the living room, and when he came back to bed, he was not alone.....there was the red bone, which he gently laid on the bed, then disappeared underneath the covers to fall asleep. The red bone, every so often, goes MIA (which is where it's at at the moment) until the day it miraculously reappears into Chewy's life, to last until the next time it takes off.

Lilibell's favorite toy is her Blue Sheep, which has been her favorite ever since she was little. This poor sheep has just about had it, it has been through the washer so many times and has gotten quite ratty looking from being carried around the house in her mouth. I just don't have the heart to get rid of it on her and get her a new one.....a new one just would not be the same Blue Sheep for her. Blue Sheep never goes MIA, Miss Lilibell always makes sure of its whereabouts in the house. Last night, as we settled into bed and I was getting into a good book, Lilibell got into a playful mood and jumped off the bed. When she came back in, there was Blue Sheep in her mouth. I picked her up and put her into bed along with Blue Sheep. When she went under the covers, I threw Blue Sheep off the bed.....BIG MISTAKE!! Lilibell went frantic looking for Blue Sheep, found the poor thing lying on the floor, and then jumped off the bed to rescue Blue Sheep and bring him back. And there was Blue Sheep for the rest of the night, in bed with us.



Tiffany and the Munchkins said...

It's so funny to read this because the entire time it sounded like you were describing Bentley and Lexi! Bentley's favorite toy was his rings (ball with loops) until he deflated it by destuffing it. We got him a new one but its small and gets lost in their bag, so he turned his attention to his red fox Skineez. He still loves his rings, but since he doesn't see it that often, the red fox is the ever present toy. And boy oh boy does he know if it is missing!

Lexi always has to have a toy in her mouth. She gets frantic if she can't find a toy to put in her mouth. Her favorite is her little pink elephant.

That picture of Chewy is so sweet. I want to just reach through the computer screen and give him a big ole hug and kiss! Lilibell reminds me so much of Lexi in that photo.

Bijou said...

You two look real cute snuggling with your favorite stuffies. I don't have one single favorite toy. Mom keeps all of ours in an old lidded hamper now and just gives us a few to play with. She switches them out every so often so we don't get bored.

Wags & wiggles,

Draco and his Mom said...

You guys have your toys and I have my bed buddy...I know how you feel about them...I MUST have my bed buddy warmed up and in my bed every night. Mom takes it to work too. I LOVE it.

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

That's so sweet, you two sound like Linus with his blanket only yours are toys. Bridget has so many toys our mum gives her them in rotation, she loves this and greets them all like old friends. Dinah doesn't care about toys but has blankets galore which she piles up till they are about 3 feet high, then climbs on top.
Wags and kisses, Dinah and Bridget xx

Twix said...

I used to have a favorite toy when I was younger. It was a red ball with a bell in it and it disappeared one day. Mom bought me a new one, which I still have, but I never did play with that new one. I guess it just wasn't the same as the old one. I don't play with toys too much anymore and that worries mom sometimes. She is afraid I am getting old and ..........well, you know. You two look fabulous with your fave toys! I think it helps keep you young when you have a sibling to play with!

Cocorue said...

such sweet tender stories....

helloooo coosins, i just don't get attached to toys and that frustrates mumster.

i looooove my blankies and towels that i drag everywhere and i make little 'cones' in various places on the you see little WET mountains all over my blankie when i'm playing.

mumster keeps nagging by my side and goes 'awwwwing' at both of you....funny irrtitating hooman



We don't think you have enough toys!!!

Hi Lilybell, you are sooo girly-girly! I luv the way you dress!

Star and Riley.