While Maliea was napping today Merrik, Jim and I played Candyland. Not just your standard Candyland but Merrik’s version of Candyland. Merrik is very good at taking the usual toys and making them into something else. He’s one of those kids who will take things apart and put them back together in his own way. Ride-ons and stuffed snakes make for great train parts and pillows and comforters become waves and birthday cake icing.