Thursday, June 25, 2009

What Rachel Wants to Buy This Week - Episode 12

I got up this morning and was shocked to discover that June is nearly over. Summer's in full swing, and I want to enjoy every minute of it! That's what inspired this week's picks.

Mombo Snake Bug House by Sunny Patch (for Melissa and Doug)
Located around the Hut

Everyone knows that summertime means critter collecting--lightning bugs, beetles, frogs, lizards, butterflies...the list goes on and on. Of course, you need somewhere to put all those critters, and this bug house is the perfect place! It's colorful, easy to carry and easy to open, and the sturdy mesh enclosure lets in plenty of air while still being close-knit enough to keep smaller friends from wandering off. The inside of the house also sports a snake motif and a twig with a cute chameleon clinging to it, providing perching and climbing space for guests! Most importantly, the base of the house offers a constant reminder--"Be Good to Bugs."

Tiger Grrrr Playball by Crocodile Creek
Located in ball baskets on both floors

This multipurpose 7" ball is great for all kinds of outdoor fun--springy enough for volleyball or four square, light enough for (relatively) painless dodgeball, and a middle size that's great for kickball or soccer with a wide age range of players. The best part, though, is the retro tiger face and the big "grrrr" in contrasting colors. I had to resist playing with it in the store, but I can just imagine how cool this ball will look rolling around or how easy it'll be to spot in the air. I think this might be just the thing to bring along to a 4th of July party next weekend!

That's it for this episode--now go outside and have some fun!!

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