20 years of raising kids + 5 boys + 3 girls = toys that have run the gamut. But some have lasted far longer than others and we're happy to have them hanging on for grandbabies to come! Warning: affiliate links below. Yawn.
1. Legos Why, of course! Who doesn't have 3,422,678 of these bricks lying around?
2. Kettler Trikes Purchased 10 years ago, our Kettler trikes have been through three very rough riders and a bunch of little visitors. They are going strong!
3. Brio (wooden) Trains We've had ours so long, our sets are a mish-mash of a little bit of everything. But wooden tracks and their accompanying pieces have held up here for at least 18 years.
4. Playground Swing 15 years ago we invested in a good playground-grade swing. This little baby has gotten a ton of playtime, and we even had an offer on our last house in which the contract included that swing. We said no ;)
5. Citiblocks Uniform, colorful, endlessly flexible. Our Citiblocks get pulled out and used for everything from sheep and cow pens to Eiffel Towers to doll furniture.
6. American Girl Dolls ...and other similar 18" dolls. Played with and carried around until maturity takes over. Only one is playing with them now, but she's a totally devoted little mama.
7. Wedgits Sturdy, colorful, geometric, and interesting to build.
8. Ride-on Motorcycle and Fire Engine Purchased by grandparents, these two battery-operated ride-on toys have lasted until the paint is worn off and the steering wheel has needed replacing. Easily the first thing visiting children want to do once they spy them.
9. Stacking Cups We're well out of the baby stage now, but our set of Fisher Price stacking cups is still around. They click together to stack, make into balls, and hold whatever a little one thinks to put in them.
10. An old tree stump, some nails, and a hammer. Latches, too. My father-in-law gave my husband this when he was a boy, and it was covered in Fletch's handiwork. Now my little guys have their own out in the barn that sees plenty of hammering, nailing, and latching.
This blog hop is inspired by our dear friend and sister Angie of Many Little Blessings. We would love to have you join us during our ten week adventure. Please link up at Angie’s blog by clicking the image below.