What are you thankful for?

Holiday shopping has begun!  Our extended Holiday Hours and the Reindeer Visit Schedule are posted (Links at the top of the sidebar).    Lights are being hung, decorations unpacked.  Address lists, grocery lists, and to-do lists are being compiled.  We're trading wish-lists and plotting secret purchases and it's all getting rolling, rather like an avalanche.  

So before we get completely wrapped up in the high-energy mischief and mirth, there is another holiday that deserves our attention.  Yep.  Thanksgiving.  Feast-on-Yummy-Food Day.  One of the few days that we, as a nation, pause to consider and celebrate the good things around us.  So what are you Thankful for?

We're thankful for the small people in our lives who remind us that curiousity isn't something you outgrow.  And we're thankful for silliness and frivolity, especially when the nightly news is filled with doom and gloom.  We're thankful for the sprightly creatures who are always ready to share their amazement and delight in the world.  We're thankful for the intrepid explorers who are off on endless adventures in their imaginations and will, very happily, drag their grown-ups into the magic, too. 

And we're thankful for you-- our customers who let us share in their child's world.

Thank You.

Have a wonderful, filling, fabulous Thanksgiving!

2009 Reindeer Visits!

LagoonaMagoo Toys in Fairview Heights
will have Reindeer Visitors from
2pm - 8pm
on the following dates:
Dec. 14 & 15

Once Upon a Toy in Edwardsville, IL
Will also host the Reindeer from
2 - 8pm:
Dec. 9 & 10

Hope you'll come visit us, too!

LagoonaMagoo & Once Upon a Toy Holiday Hours

LagoonaMagoo Toys at the St. Louis Mills Mall Extended Holiday Hours:
Fri., Nov. 27 & Sat., Nov. 28: 8am - 9pm
We will be open on Sundays beginning on Sun., Nov. 29!
Nov. 30 - Dec. 11:
Mon. - Sat.: 10am - 9pm;
Sun.: 11am - 7pm
Saturday, Dec. 12: 9am - 10pm
Sunday, Dec. 13: 11am - 7pm
Dec. 14 - 23:
Mon. - Sat.: 9am - 10pm;
Sun.: 11am - 8pm
Christmas Eve: 9am - 6pm

LagoonaMagoo Toys in Fairview Heights, IL
will be open 8am to 8pm on Friday, Nov. 27th!
Starting Sunday, Nov. 29, we will be open on
Sundays from 10am - 6pm!
Christmas Eve: 10am - 6pm

Once Upon a Toy in Edwardsville, IL
will be open 8am to 8pm on Friday, Nov. 27th!
Starting Monday, Nov. 30, our hours will become:
Mon. - Sat.: 9am - 8pm
Christmas Eve: 9am - 4pm


The Cockroaches are Marching!

NO! Don't Squish Them! It's your favorite Toy Store People! Not creepy costumed cockroaches!

Ok.  So they *are* costumed cockroaches.  But they aren't creepy, they're creative!  While Once Upon a Toy may be the home of the $.35 Cockroach, these folks are worth Wayyy more than that!  In fact, when they help you find that perfect gift, they're priceless!

Once Upon a Toy celebrated Halloween by scurrying through downtown Edwardsville as part of the 2009 Halloween parade.  This year, there were over 100 entries that included floats, marching bands, and local civic groups.  While other floats pelted the crowd with candy, our band of bugs flung bouncy balls and teensy insects.  We hear the cockroaches were in high demand.  And are now being used to freak out unsuspecting family members.  Like your mom.  Who tends to shriek if she sees it on the counter.

Candy is gone in a flash.  Practical Jokes last forever!  Next time you're in one of our stores, remember to ask to see the critters that can cause a loved one to freak!