Friday, July 16, 2010

To Infinity...and Beyond!

I've got a kiddo (J-bird) who is obsessed with all things Toy Story.  He can quote the first two movies.  He's not even 4 years old yet.  He sat in awe at the theater to see Toy Story 3 when we went a month ago.  I don't think he even spoke during the entire movie.  Every once in a while you'd catch him looking around (and close his mouth) but most of the time it was hanging wide open as he stared at the screen.

There've been times I've come downstairs and he will be watching cartoons with his Toy Story crew set up next to him.  He's got Buzz, Woody, Jessie, Mr. Potato Head and Slink.  Then he has improvised the rest of the gang - he's got a mini etch-a-sketch that he brought over to sit with them.  He takes a small piggy bank and that's Hamm.  He's got a dinosaur skeleton from a Matchbox cars set - yep, that's Rex.  His older brother got a bucket of army men for his birthday last month - so now we've got an army set up throughout the house.  We've also got RC made out of Legos.  It's fun.

It started with his big brother.  I bought Woody and Jessie at a Mothers of Multiples Sale out in Colorado Springs.  Seriously, probably $2 each at this mega garage sale.  NICE.  He loved Toy Story as well, but he's since moved on.  Not J.  He has glommed on to all things Toy Story related.  And I admit, it's easy to buy for him, so yes, I totally feed the obsession.  He was Buzz Lightyear for Halloween this past year and will randomly wear the costume around the house.  It's great.  Especially when he got talking Buzz Lightyear wings for Christmas.  It's quite the get-up.  You can hear him banging his wings into the stairway walls on his way up to tell you "I.  Am.  Buzz.  Lightyear." 

We decided to get him a Leapster for his birthday.  He's really gotten into playing with his big brother's and we figured it would be a good time for him to get one.  Lo and behold, today I see that they have made a Toy Story special edition Leapster!  WOO HOOO!!  Totally made my Friday.  Yes!  I think he'll go nuts for it.  And isn't that what their birthday is all about? :)

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