We have a local Toy Store in downtown Franklin that we just love!!! This store was ‘born’ the same year as Miss Bug so it has meant a lot to us over the years! We have shopped, celebrated, partied, and PLAYED at this store for the past 9 years! We love the owners and really enjoy every visit we make to this quaint little store! They are unique in that they allow the kids (and adults) to play with the toys in their store prior to purchasing them! They are super helpful when looking for special gifts and they even gift wrap them in the coolest of papers and bows!
We had the chance to visit our Toy Store in the last week for 2 different events. The Wild One is having her big 7th BD this week so we got to celebrate with her friends at the store. They planned a terrific themed party complete with games, crafts, activities and of course snacks!
Check out this “Teacher” themed party:
(Note – even though school is out of session for the summer – the Wild One LOVES to ‘teach’ so she wanted a teacher themed party!)
Her little 1st grade buddies! (Well, 2nd graders now!)
Last week, our Little Man got to enjoy a Construction Event at the store and he absolutely loved it!
We thought it was most appropriate to eat lunch that day on this awesome construction set that he received a couple of years ago from this very Toy Store – lunch included rocks, logs, mud and gravel!!
And we spent the afternoon playing construction!!
Speaking of construction, this Toy Store has been surrounded by construction for over a year now which has made it a little difficult to get to the store. Their sales have been down and we are sad to say that they are going through a tough time right now. They started a Save the Toy Store campaign a few weeks ago and are wrapping it up this week. We have done our part to try to Save the Toy Store! We have many great memories at this little local store and hope to see it around for years to come! So, here’s to Saving OUR Toy Store!!