AND this is what is currently, as of 10 minutes ago, in my living room.
It's all the tubs filled with Christmas decorations. Only one or two of these holds tax documents. The others hold Christmas decorations.
A wedding party...and a policeman who hastily got his arm repaired with tape tonight...
An ice skating rink...
Complete with hidden magnets that make these people go around in figure 8's, etc. It really is quite cool.
A train station that has a Thomas train track and trains leftover from Evan's obsessive train days.
A "glass" pond and bridge with a very disapproving man looking over the side.
And lastly, my favorite part of the whole village. The farmhouse and barn outside of town.
I bought it because the house reminded me of our own yellow one.
Yes, I realize that the barn is not proportionate to the house...they were bought separately. But I LOVE the house!
It looks so homey, and the front porch is like ours.
The whole reason why I finally gave in was because of this...
My kids are absolutely in LOVE with this village, and always have been. They spend hours rearranging the people, making up voices for them, and acting out little scenes. Many things have gotten broken over the years, but their joy far outweighs that I suppose.
At least Grace has finally been appeased. At least until Friday!