Remember my hunt for a parking garage for Gabe? Well, I made a selection and so far it is a winner.
Of all the toys we got this year, this has been the most used toy by far (except for the bike Gabe's grandparents got him). Gabe has spent hours playing quietly with the cars, running them up and down the ramps and elevator and having pretend conversations between the cars and his mechanics and gas station attendants. All of his conversations prominently feature a 'Tiffany', and we realize he has a little crush on my college roommate.
The garage is sturdy, wooden, large, has tons of features and levels and is a great toy. I will say it took me FOREVER to put together, about an hour and 45 minutes, and required 3 different screwdrivers before I could complete it. That being said, it is very solid and can withstand a 3 year old's rough playings and a 1 year old leaning on it and pulling it over on top of her.
There is one little problem...
I call this one, "OMG SHE WON'T STOP TOUCHING MY STUFF!"