Thursday, March 27, 2008

Sweet Streets Re-Incarnated?!


This picture is over a year old - but the only difference between then and today is M's hair!  (no, it doesn't look much better today - but it's been cut... and maybe she looks a little older too)  Anyway this set of houses and stuff has long been a favorite at our house - the shelf in M's room is packed with the village and she sure loves them.  It was a mixed blessing when Fisher Price stopped manufacturing Sweet Streets over a year ago - luckily Santa and her Parents had foreseen this possibility and stocked up for the future... however this past Christmas was Sweet Street free - and it did not go un-noticed.  Finally I was beginning to believe that contentment had set in when lo and behold we are walking through the aisles of Wal-Mart looking for a good friend gift under my ridiculously low limit of $8 (found something cute even though we're cheap) and there right in front of my eyes - and more importantly the eyes of my daughter - are "Go Anywhere Girls" which are just Sweet Streets re-vamped... same houses, same people... same stuff - but...  of course they notice right away that we don't have the ice cream truck or the school bus!  Ugh - just in time for birthday wishes 'eh?  I know, I know...  but I've never been good at drawing lines, hopefully my girls will grow out of these before they release some mansion!

4 comments:

Megz said...

Dang. I don't even know what Sweet Streets is/are. I'm just praying Noelle will be content with her dollhouse being the old barn we have. And her dolly figurines being muscle men.

cold cocoa said...

Sweet Streets look really fun. As long as they can play with it imaginatively for a long time then it's a great toy! We've enjoyed our Little People dollhouse/amusement park/bus/trailer and you have to love it when kids can really play with simple toys. As for the gift budget- I know what you mean. I just upped mine to 7 dollars this year after feeling guilty my presents were so meager compared to the other kids'.

LC said...

$5-7 is my limit too for bday party gifts-- Usually a cool bubblebath with some candy. Afterall the kid is going to get like 15 other presents. Once Kate came home with a treat bag of goodies that were nicer than the gift we gave! Oh well. Stay strong and keep it simple is what I say.

Natalie said...

I have FREQUENTLY had a twinge of guilt when I discovered that the treat bag my child brought home cost more than the present we brought. I just can't bring myself to spend more though.

My daughter had to have a doll house that was "taller than" her for her birthday this year. My sons play with it more than she does. Funny that...