Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Have you ever seen a box of chocolates for a doll house? Well, it could be a valentine too, but we pretended it was a box of chocolates.
Perhaps it's because Valentine's Day is so close. Or maybe just because the dolls needed chocolate. Oh, I don't know! Whatever the reason, the dolls had a marvelous time sitting around and eating chocolates. Until, that is, Papa found out about them and claimed all that were left.
Umph. There sits the whole box on the nightstand beside Papa's bed.
And here lies Papa, fast asleep, after eating a bunch of chocolates. They sure were good, he was saying to himself as he drifted off to sleep.
The ladies of the house could have been angry, but they weren't. No indeed. In their package were also a bunch of seeds for the spring garden. Hooray!
The doll house was all abuzz with talk of what would be planted where. There were shrieks of delight as the dolls tried to imagine all the food they'll have come summertime!
Thank you, sweet friend, for you gifts and for the fun you gave us!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
My daughter has made two items lately, totally by herself and not by my urging. First, a crib/playpen. It's made from a box that contained soap. The legs are tall wooden beads. It is trimmed in ribbon and rick-rack.
And a shower. The shower is pieced together from all sorts of things: a clear plastic box that contained who-knows-what, old ribbon, old lightweight wood left over from an airplane kit, and of course a condiment container. She even used a foam sticker as a no-slip pad in the tub.
Just have fun!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Mother was frantic to wake up husband because she could hear a bear trying to get into the house.
(All this thanks to Michaela's imagination! And Actually this bear was quite tame when we were reading We're Going on a Bear Hunt. )
Ahh, you knew he looked familiar, didn't you?
Father was up in a flash and commanded that mother get the large knife from the kitchen. After all, their only gun had been lost in a storm.
Sadly, Father had to kill the bear, but after all the bear was a threat to his big family. At one point the struggle was so intense the knife went flying into a dark corner of the room. Thank goodness Mother knew where to find the flashlight. The family dogs heard the struggle immediately and were all barking at the bear and jumping on the bear to help Father. It ended with everyone safe and with Mother and Father having plenty of bear meat for the winter.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Well, let me tell you the dolls were just over-the-top excited to find out that Snowflake Bentley was a distant cousin on their family tree. Oh, you've never seen such scrambling to get out just the right picture frame for the picture that they inherited!!!
Princess of the Universe and I had so much fun playing dolls this evening. She made some things on her very own that I'll post about later. For now, it's time for bed.