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The Ordinary Moments – Playmobil Parties and Silly Faces.

Posted On January 27, 2015| 4 Replies

Without doubt the only toy that the girls play with on a consistent basis is their ever growing Playmobil collection.  Their love for Playmobil started when Amelie was about 18 months old. She was given a Playmobil 123 farm and we have literally played with it ever since.  The farm animals went everywhere with us and now that Amelie has migrated to the next stage Harriet now brings the same animals out and about with us.

It is now becoming a daily battle of tidying away the Playmobil.  The temper-tantrums I get when I suggest its time to tidy up are unbearable.  I find it everywhere and occasionally I have to break up the odd fight because Harriet has stolen one of the babies and won’t give it back either that or she has ruined Amelie’s game.  Whilst I struggle to maintain the Playmobil chaos when all is quiet and the kids are in bed or Amelie is at school I love looking at the little parties and gatherings that take place at the Playmobil house or on-board the pirate ship.  I love listening to Amelie playing with it.  I can hear her talking away to herself.  She sets up campsites and gardens, playgrounds, picnics and parties.  The other morning when I went downstairs at 6.00am (I wish she wouldn’t wake up so early)  to find they were rocking it at a fancy dress party.

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Whilst Harriet is still a bit small for Playmobil she tries to join in bless her.  The other day Amelie spent ages setting up a playmobil playground for her to play with, and was distraught when Harriet appeared and demolished it.

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I am so pleased that the girls have found a toy that they genuinely like playing with.  We have brought so many toys which lie abandoned on the shelves collecting dust.  Watching my girls playing on the floor surrounded by Playmobil reminds me of when we were little.  We would spend hours playing with the Lego strewn all over the floor with my Mum moaning at the mess we had made.

In between tidying up all the Playmobil one of my favorite things I love to do at the moment is pull silly faces with Harriet.  She is so cute, she tries so hard to copy and when we say pull your funny face she grits her teeth and scrunches her little nose up.  I just had to include this crazy photo of us pulling faces.   These are the memories I want to hold onto forever.

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Playmobil 123 Noah’s Arc

Posted On February 7, 2014| Leave a reply

We first brought some playmobil 123 back in 2010 for Amelie’s first birthday and have been hooked on playmobil ever since.  We now have an a growing collection ranging from a pirate ship  houses, campervans, aeroplanes & numerous other sets.  Amelie just loves it and will happily spend hours inventing little games for her playmobil people.

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I find them everywhere, they often end up in the bath at the end of  a busy day.  Continuing a theme we decided to buy Harriet a Take Along playmobil 123 Noah’s Arc for Christmas.  Like all the other playmobil we have accumulated it is great and both the girls love it.  It is so easy to take it out and about.  The animals are very tactile and just the right size for little hands whilst not being too small.  Amelie quickly decided that  it should be hers and I often hear her telling Harriet to leave it alone.

 

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Of all the the toys we have brought the girls I think that the playmobil has to be up there as one of the best.  One of the things I like best about the 123 range is that it integrates so well with the regular playmobil sets.  So often the pre-school toys become obsolete as they move onto the next stage.  So if you are looking for an ideal toy for a little person I would highly recommend the playmobil 123 range.

 

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