Friday was my 5th anniversay with my Mister, and we celebrated by taking Took to Railroad Park in Downtown Birmingham to play for a while. The thunder and threatening rain took us home sooner than I would've liked, but all in all I was REALLY happy we went, because the Small Boy LOVED IT.
I mean: LOVED. AND. WAS. ALL. ABOUT. IT!!!!
This was the moment he discovered the slide, please see below:
Basically, this was just moving SOME of my stuff around with some OTHER of my stuff. It was fun. More importantly, it was FREE.
(We also use the table to play with crayons on, and Play Doh, as they are allowed nowhere else in the house. =)
Paints and brushes and stuff.
My Mouse I Still Need To Finish, and my Bert and Ernie I Still Need To Finish, behind the awesome Japanese-looking teapot I found on a thrift store hunt. And smell-goodly candles. =)
Only one of many. Our bookcases are precious.
Repurposed candle holder with rice for the window ledge in the bathroom. I am in LOVE with this right now.
Took's Nook. Complete with Caillou's Treehouse, and MY Fisher Price garage that I used to LOVE PLAYING WITH as a kid!!! Underneath the Bench We Used To Use For Sitting are storage bins: one holds all his musical toys, and the other holds nothing but cars. They ARE a favorite. =)
Big Bird chair. From MY childhood. SERIOUS. OLD. SCHOOL.
I AM STREET FROM WAY BACK.
. . . I do not even care that this is my den, even though I SWORE I would NEVER be one of "those types of people" that had a child and suddenly they were letting that child CONTROL THE HOUSE.
I always just KNEW that *I* would let a child play with a few things at a time, put them away, and then play with more. No muss, no fuss.
And yet THAT is my living room. It could pass for any play room at any day care center ANYWHERE. . . . and that kind of makes me happy. . . to think that a kid might feel at home here. =)
The Books. In the Winnie the Pooh hat box.
And finally, we went to the Dollar Tree today, and THIS GREEN BUCKET turned out to be the PURCHASE OF THE DAY!!
I originally bought it to be used as a waste basket in the upstairs bath.
But then I realized that there was really no use for one up there, and so it became. . . .
TOOK'S CLEANING SUPPLIES BUCKET!!!!
. . . .
And so this has been a glimpse into our lives.