Tuesday, June 11, 2013


To say that my daughter is spoiled is an understatement. She has so many loving grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, uncles, and of course mom and dad, who love to shower her with gifts. I mean, come on, who can say no to this face? 
For her birthday, she got a princess castle that she loves. Unfortunately, the castle did not love her. The sound was glitchy. It didn't work at all at first. Then one day it magically started working. Addie was ecstatic! And about 2 weeks later it got really quiet. We changed the batteries, but alas, no dice. And then one day, nothing. And me, being the genius that I am, had already thrown away the box and the gift receipt. Addie still loved to play with it, but she would get frustrated at the lack of sound, and soon the castle would be abandoned.
 So on Sunday, we finally exchanged it. Luckily Walmart doesn't need receipts for all returns. We had previously tried exchanging it, but our regular Walmart can't keep it on the shelves because it is so popular. They offered to refund us, but Addie loves this castle so much, that I said we'd wait till they had it in stock. It has sat in my trunk, unused and lonely, for 2 weeks. We went to a different Walmart, with hopes that they would have one. 
We got it home and I put it together the next day. I forgot what a pain in the booty that thing is to assemble! I snapped the plastic into place, screwed in all the screws, and painstakingly put all the stickers where they belong. And then I realized, we don't have the right batteries. Ugh! So I pulled some almost dead ones out of another toy, just to test it. It worked! And then it died. But still, I'm confident in the new castle. 
And Addie is very happy with it.


  1. Awe! Soo cute! Boy, the toys children have these days... Lol:D