Nathan turned the house into a desk and spent a lot of time there.
The kids decided to make a well to get water out of. This was a multi-day project and they had so many big ideas about how to make it work. Laura watched from the inside.
The Madsen Bike box took up nearly permanent residence as so many things, including this house.
The couch creations are ongoing and becoming more elaborate each day. This is a bus.
Emily drew a PERSON.
The wood boxes that we built last year have become everything hoped they would be. They are the source of so much large scale building and new uses are found every day. I was surprised how much Laura liked her “crib”. I think it was the novelty of being invited to play plus Emily’s strategic water cup placement.
We had our neighbors over and they made an elaborate stage, complete with curtains, to put on a show.
Later it became a desk for watercolor painting.
The kids created an elaborate desk, styled by Emily. I was seriously impressed by this one. They each had their own section.
Here they made a kitchen with a counter and all the storage space you could want.
Elaborate and thorough bunk bed set up. Emily and Nathan include all the details in their builds!
Emily wanted a watch like Grandma Moose’s and Aunt Christine’s so she made one out of clay! I’m amazed by her skill.
I really wanted play silks but they were out of our grad school budget (although this is a great option if you don’t want to make them). I talked with Sister Nicholson about a good place to buy silk and then went went over to her house to dye them. We had so much fun. It was amazing to see the cloth soak up the dye and leave the water. We all had fun picking colors and we all took turns dying the material. The kids loved to hang it outside. Brother Nicholson came home and helped with Laura and let the kids try on his REAL fireman’s helmet. It was a great afternoon!
Emily made a beautiful crown out of flowers and a veil out of play silks all by herself!