A new sew of paintbrushes ( we've already lost 2 of the 3 pens ) and this Aquadoodle is in use again. Almost every day since we got it, one of the children pulls it out and starts to doodle. Most of the time, admittedly, the children spend most of their time filling in the entire surface - which is fine. Usually they start off drawing roads and letters first. It really is a great, great toy.
I'm thinking about getting Robby one of the cheap digital keychain cameras - the kind walmart has at the checkout. He's obsessed with taking pictures and I thought it would be neat.
In other news : I have permission to start recovering the dining room chairs. I'm ashamed at how bad they look right now!