I found a Little Tykes activity center with a slide on the ATM (Atlanta Triplets and More) listserv and grabbed it. These things are sometimes hard to find used and in good condition. My friend Frances immediately claimed it as a gift to the kids and we all won! The kids love it, Austin thinks Mr. Steve (Frances' husband) is a builder hero, Frances is the new gift queen and I can put a Personal Shopper tag on my resume.
The playcenter will be great for the babies to develop climbing skills (did I really write that?) and Austin thinks he has a playground in the house. Notice that we don't have a dining room any more. It's a playroom/giant playpen/toy corral/and now a playground! Perfect timing for February. We're waiting patiently on springtime and stronger walkers so that we can get outside.