Thursday, March 12, 2009

They're Watching Us

"Mom, I have the best surprise for you! It's handmade out of wood and has three nails."

Andrew had hammered together a tiny table from our neighbor's scrap pile.

Elise wasted no time making it pretty.

15 comments:

Sandy Toes said...

Oh ..the perfect tea party....so sweet.

sandy toe

martha said...

This might be my favorite LMS post of all time!

Roxie700 said...

How very sweet. Your children have wonderful ideas. Love the tea party set. Andrew is so crafty. Love the pictures. Thank you for sharing. Roxie

the Mrs. said...

This reminds me of when I was little....my father was a builder and if I were lucky I could visit job sites with him. I made so many things with my "found goods". I'm sad to say that I never had such a lovely tea party with them though.

Shannon@Idylwild said...

I love that you encourage them to be creative. I have such a hard time with this because I focus too, too much on the possibility for a mess!

VanderbiltWife said...

Like mother, like daughter, huh? I need to change some habits or in 2 years the first thing Libbie would do is throw her mail on the table.

Cricket said...

That is so adorable!! :)

Wendy said...

I just went over and gave you a vote, hope you win!

Carrien said...

That's an adorable tea set she has. Is it glass or plastic?

And your son is just too sweet.

Paula said...

SO SO CUTE!! LOVING all your USE WHAT YOU HAVE posts. You are so inspiring!! I also wanted to let you know that I gave you an award. I know, you get LOTS, but one of the rules of accepting the award and passing it on, is letting the person you pass it on to know that they won. :)

Meredith@MerchantShips said...

thanks! It's a plastic tea set from Toys R Us that someone sent in the mail along with Andrew's birthday present.

She loves it! Believe it or not, she went right to work getting her own napkins to cover the table, etc. She is just 100% little girl and I am loving every minute of it!

Cynthia said...

That is a precious picture! I just found your blog recently, and I'm enjoying it!

Edi said...

For my daughter's 9th birthday she rec'd a real toolbox with some tools of her own...she was borrowing dad's so often (and not returning them)we decided to just give her her own set.

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Lora said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet!