I always knew my husband was a geek for anything that flies in the sky. I mean, I couldn’t have been surprised since he did participate in civil air patrol, earn his pilots license, and enlist in the Air National Guard. I didn’t really realize HOW much of a geek he was until Parker came along. And in case you were wondering, I mean geek in the most enduring way possible, it’s one of his most attractive traits.

I still remember watching his reaction when we heard Parker point to the sky and say, “airplane” for the first time. I think that made his whole week! Through consignment sales and gifts we have accumulated quite a few toys and I love each and every one of them for different reasons.


The Fisher-Price Little People Lil’ Movers Airplane and the VTech – Explore and Learn Helicopter have been favorites of Parker’s for awhile. They are very versatile and kept him busy when he was younger and still at age 2. We did take the string off the VTech – Explore and Learn Helicopter for safety reasons. 

The Green Toys Airplane is a great toy to have in his bedroom for evening play. With no lights or sounds it is quiet and leaves all play up to the imagination. He can also quietly play with it in the morning if he wakes up before it is time to get up.

The Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Airport Toy has been a great transition as Parker has started to really play with toys in the way they were designed. He likes to move this to the center of the room and sit straddled around it pushing the airplane down the ramp over and over again. 

The Battat Take-A-Part Airplane was something we found at a consignment sale when Parker was around 6 months. He is just now getting to the right age where he can play with it and learn how to use the toy drill it comes with to take it apart and put it back together. He likes carrying around his drill when Rob is working around the house.

On a slightly different note, we are getting so close to finishing up Parker’s airplane themed big boy room. Just a few more DIY projects and then we can reveal the final project!! Here is some of my inspirations so far. 

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