Ian's mom and dad wanted to buy the girls a Christmas present a little early while she was here. Shipping costs are so high that people often spend as much or more on the mailing of a package as what is actually inside the package. Plus, they were wanting to get something bigger that they couldn't possibly mail anyways.
We considered a sand and water table but, in the end, I decided that it requires more supervision than I think is possible at this house. I was torn between a play kitchen or a cozy coupe play car or a wagon. Ian's mom was really interested in getting the girls a kitchen, so we pursued that. Every kitchen we liked at toy stores ended up being out of stock, until, finally, we found one that seemed durable and not very garish.
Ian put it together one morning and then we brought Grace down to see it. Please excuse Grace's bed head!
Grace, being brought down from nap time. And apparently Ian has a bad case of bed head too.