And when Daddy came back, she helped him make mashed potatoes one night for dinner. It appears that pants are optional while making dinner...!
One of my co-workers has two daughters who have outgrown some of their toys. He happily passed along ALL of their My Little Pony toys. I think we now have a herd of 50+ ponies, shoes, brushes, and various accessories. It's crazy! I only had 2 ponies when I was little, and I'm pretty sure they didn't have all of the fancy things to go along with it!
The nice thing is that we're using them as a potty training tool, too. Ava's got #1 down fine, but she refuses to go #2 in the toilet, unless we catch her mid-act. So I've told her that everytime she tells one of us that she has to go potty IN the toilet, she can pick out a pony from the neverending collection. She was pretty excited by that idea...during her nap yesterday, she instructed me she had to go...but she had already gone in her pull-up. She still thought she deserved a pony...but I'm staying strong on this one! Something HAS to work to get this girl 100% potty trained! :)
Playing with the slide, house and a random Sleeping Beauty doll that was mixed in with the ponies (bonus!!) This kept her attention for hours yesterday. As long as she was happy, I was happy!
We'll see how many ponies we bring into the stable over this next week...I have a feeling they're going to be EVERY WHERE in our house!