We are huge playmobil fans around here. However, I don't want anyone to think that you have to spend the big bucks to get that kind of fun. My kids just love the whole imginative play of it. Playmobile isn't forcing you into a situation where Dora and Diego go on a safari. There are so many great simple sets that kids can have fun with. We also have a castle and a pirate ship that offer the same imaginative play. This time of year you'll see knock-off sets in Walmart or Target -- simple things -- jungle safaris, polar explorers (we have been playing with our Playmobile Polar explorers all week), farms. Things where kids can pretend they're in the situation and fun things they'd like to do when they're hunting for dinosaur bones in the ice. Anyway, big fun. Do you guys have playmobile sets that you love?
In other news I made another (my second) bundt cake last night. It's not my arch nemesis. The first one, it fell apart when I inverted it. This one got a weird hole in it and it sunk once it came out of the pan (but it did come out of the pan beautifully). My next crazy idea is to make an apple pie for Thanksgiving. From scratch. Go me. Anyone have a recipe they love?