One of Ellie's favorite pastimes is lining up, organizing, grouping, and feeding her horde of plastic animals, which are mostly Schleich gifts from the grandparents but also include some oddly-colored, mutant, bagged assortment animals from China. I am proud of the way she includes these ugly little cheapies in her play, right there next to the fancy German toys with their anatomical correctness and colors found in nature. Segregation, never!
Here's a photo set from Flickr several months ago (recycled content!) detailing Ellie's tiny little plastic animal management disorder (TLPAMD). Stay tuned for TLPAMD updates.