Ethan received many presents from many people before we left for the States. Some we were able to ship together with our shipment, but some, unfortunately, we had really no space left in our bags since our shipment had already gone when we received them.
One of the bigger presents that made it in time for the shipment was this rather huge box containing a Matchbox toy ensemble. It was a present from Ethan’s Kor-Kor, Aunty Pauline, who thought it was time our little boy was exposed to *macho* toys. Well!
Anyway, when our shipment arrived in the States about a week and half after we did, Ethan was very excited when he saw the Matchbox box, and asked me to open it up for him. In it was a castle, a dragon, a boulder and a brown truck, among others.
Ethan was EXHILARATED! He was especially enthralled by the car/truck, and he kept saying, “Car! Car!” excitedly. In fact, he was even willing to forgo his milk just to play with the car.
So when we saw a set of five other Matchbox vehicles on sale for less than USD5, we knew we just had to get it for him. And got it we did. The original truck/car that came with the toy set is the one at the far left. And here’s Ethan’s very cool car collection now, including a helicopter which he loves to make it land on the castle tower.
Daddy even taught Ethan how to *play* with cars, complete with sound effects, and not surprisingly, Ethan followed suit. In fact, Ethan is also asking us to “open” the doors of the cars, but unfortunately the ones he has do not have doors that can be opened. We’ll put that on the list of things to buy though.
But you know, I bet once we fix batteries on that castle ensemble, his grin will be even cheekier than this one!