"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Animal Daze - Ben Ten's Biggest Fan

I do think God loves us and has a sense of humor! I miss Angela's Show and Tail because I think animals make us happy and feel good and I think that is an important component of life.

Where does Disco lay around the house when his boy and girl are missing?

He is resting on grandpa's chair waiting for him to come and take a rest with him. I am his last pick - but it has to be that way. I'm allergic to animals and I really try not to let him in my room or on my chair and he is respectful of that - but I do miss the bonding. At least this way we can have him.

However where I get it made up is in my GS. Do you ever go to McDonald's and order a kids Happy Meal for a boy? Well the Smurfs are over. If you looked at the Smurf box and turned it over you could see the next toys coming out. Ever here of Ben Ten? Disco's Toys (same of them he is spoiled too - are behind Ben Ten and under the GS's desk he never uses - note to self to move that to the basement.

Well it just so happens I live with Ben Ten's biggest fan. He has been collecting for 7 years. We have most of every thing that concerns Ben Ten ( and I am not kidding). Now the last free weeks we have been stopping by McDonald's almost everyday asking when Ben Ten was starting - Ben Who was their reply. I need new toy baskets too!

Now they know who Ben Ten is and our neighborhood McDonald's knows who the GS is! A girl is even going to save the GS the Ben Ten poster when it's over in 6 weeks. These are about one fingernail worth of all the Ben Ten items we have!

Grandma has toys everywhere. In the family room of course. I have found lost Pokemon's in the living room. In the dining room there is his old Halloween candy. The old candy has been thrown out and has been replaced with new I guess I should say. I find toys in his room, the office, his mom's room, I mean everywhere!

These are my tea cups and dishes. This is the table-scape of my life. So many women have such nice, beautiful, exquisite items - and so do I - they just look a heck of a lot different! lol

Maybe some day the look of my house might change - but for now - I'm here with
Ben Ten's Biggest Fan.

In pursuit of happiness, the difficulty lies in knowing when you have caught up.

-R.H. Grenville


Okay so tell me what makes you happy!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh the wonderful collections of childhood. I've never heard of Ben Ten but then I don't have a kiddo like GS living with me! I must say your home is pretty sweet Grandma Chatty! What happened to Angela's party?


Sandra said...

I am happy to say i have no clue who ben ten is. i do remember when my boys had toys soldiers and cowboys and Indians and a GI Joe doll. they are mid forties now so that was the last i saw of kids toys. i used to know about them from working at Sears but that was many moons ago. this is quite a collection and i know he will love the poster

Jill said...

That picture made me laugh out loud!

I've never heard of Ben Ten but that is quite a collection you have.

Wanda's Wings said...

What a collection of action figures. Pets are so cool.

Flora said...

No Clue about Ben Ten....but look 'your' display!

Knitty said...

I have no idea about Ben Ten, but I will one day, or about whatever replaces Ben Ten in a few years.

Grandkids do keep us young, don't they?

Sush said...

Well, I hate to be in the majority here but I'm unaware of Ben Ten myself. I feel inept as I have two grandsons and four grown sons and no idea who this is. Perhaps they can fill me in. As for collecting I go for the Halloween Madame Alexander collections from McDonalds. I look forward to driving all over creation to get the entire set, lol! My daughter has refused to accompany me on these trips...she won't get them in my will for that...! I think Ms Lily will be very well rewarded for her appreciation of the set!

Hugs and watch yer step there Sandie those could hurt as much as stepping on little legoes!

SweetMarie said...

Disco is adorable!
Ben Ten, Never heard of them. But, I can relate to the decor, mine was however in Power Rangers! Now it's bikes, dirtbikes, electronics, lol!

Kim said...

I have never heard of Ben Ten before either. But I don't have any little ones around. Its great that the staff at McD's are saving him the poster.

Anonymous said...

Pets are nice and a good company. Wow - it's some collection he has there, boy. He must be a very big fan :-) Fun picture, made me giggle lol.

Enjoy your evening!

Ginny said...

NO, believe me you don not want nice china dishes as a tablescape, all prim and proper. In the future, you will really wish for Ben Ten to be beck. Enjoy this while you have it, it will be gone in an instant and you will be back to stuffy beautiful china.

Ginny said...

By the way, that first animal really cracks me up! At the drive through safari, there were also some really idiotic looking creatures!!

TexWisGirl said...

can honestly admit, i've not been familiar with ben ten. :)

that llama was whew!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, my. I had not met Ben Ten until now! That is quite a collection y'all have got going there! LOL!

Poor Disco! And, I LOVE that llama! LOL! blessings ~ tanna

Melanie said...

I've never heard of Ben Ten.
Your GS sure must like them!! :)

Belle said...

Such a sweet post about the toys. It reminded me of when I used to go to McDonalds often just to buy the little toys for my grandchildren.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Aww I miss all those collections of the kiddos. But even tho they are adults now they watch Ben Ten....so sad to know who it is! LOL
Have a good one!

Rebecca said...

I'm laughing LOUD! Can you hear me?



Ann said...

I don't think I've ever heard of Ben Ten before. That's some collection though.

Susan said...

Oh Sandie, you are a riot. I had never heard of Ben Ten til I read your post.

I have a nephew who collected Beanie Babies...over 100 of them! Now, they are worth almost nothing. Collections come and go, I guess.

Well, Sandie, you have a precious GS and that is the best collector's item of ALL. Susan

Mevely317 said...

I think you've your "table-scape" priorities spot-on, Sandie! Like a favorite C/W song goes, "You're gonna miss this."
Love your fireplace :)

Jeanie said...

My 10 yr old grandson is a big Ben Ten Fan......getting that poster will be very cool.

Angela said...

Disco is so cute sitting in the chair! I've been lucky about the Ben Ten toys haven't made it to my house but Lego's are everywhere! Even in my bath tub! lol


Have a Wonderful Week!

Sweet Tea said...

I'm gonna blush to admit I've never heard of BEN TEN, but my grands are all girls, so perhaps that is why. You have a "Happy House" look - there's nothing prettier than that!

SavannahGranny said...

OMG! what a fab collection. I bet you are really popular with the little ones.
I remember running all over two states making sure Me and my two grown daughters got our tiny beanie babies.
thanks for visiting and your gracious comments. Have a great weekend.

Mimi said...

Your place looks like MY PLACE!!!!TOYS are everywhere, packed away most of the time, but still every room has some sort of toy in it!!!!
Love his collection!!!Makes them be organized and they try to place them in some sort of order, which is good for them!!!

FishHawk said...

Work it, Disco!

Linda O'Connell said...

Ben Ten, all the boys at preschool talk about him, now I know. Thanks.

Granny Annie said...

It is quite obvious my grandchildren are all older because I have never heard of Ben Ten. We did have Pokemon coming our our ears though.

Now about that first picture...What the heck?

Sandy said...

hey your tea cups are beautfiul, loved the photos and I can relate.

Sharon said...

Oh how I remember the days of boys collecting! We were into Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I won't tell you the hours I spent hunting down random figures. Some were quite scarce, and I had to fight other moms to win my conquest. Luckily I got off with probation...(no, not really...sorta)

I can tell the joy that fills your heart having GS in the house. It's worth the *mess* to be blessed!


Sandy said...

HI sandie - to answer your question, five grandsons - three granddaughters...ages 9 down to 2 months...

Baskets By Sonja said...

My son just told me 2 days ago, that he was the biggest Ben 10 Fan! He has every single episode and movie on DVD, along with every board game, computer game AND all the action figures!! My house is crazy full of BEN 10!!!