|Lanterns over the birthday table - a family tradition|
|T helping Daddy "paint the box"!|
The main reason for this post though is to share the excitement Ry and I are feeling as we just finished and set up our homemade play kitchen... This is the kitchen I dreamt of all my life and while T may not appreciate it fully right now, we are hoping that all our kids and their friends... and our friends can enjoy it for years to come.
Check out our before and after shots below and come over to play anytime!! Funny thing about all this... Tricia still has no idea what we have been building in the basement. She calls it the "box" and was more than happy to help prime it :)
PS - tomorrow the baby chicks come (1 day old) so that is the other exciting thing this week and I will get posting about them too, there is just no time when so much fun happens all at once! Ok, here are the photos.
|Cabinet #1 - the Fridge|
|Cabinet #2 - the Stove/oven|
|Cabinet #3 - The Sink|
|Starting to take shape :)|
|Looking like a kitchen, but too serious...|
|Tada! It's my dream come true! Oh the meals we will make together!|
|THe dishes are a combo of collected Asian grocery finds, Costco from Mimi, Ikea dishware and the dollarstore|
|The oven and sink cabinets are painted with magnetic paint, I just have to find some more fun magnets I have stashed somewhere... why can't I ever remember where I put things to keep them organized??|
|6 burner gas range just like her mamas!!|
|Utensils ready at hand|
|I want to freak out with excitement over this bread pan inspired "icemaker"|
So there you have it. The results of many hours of marital bliss enjoyed in the basement complete with fumes, cold beer and the intense thrill of having so much love for a little gal that this labour of love was as fun for us as we hope the kitchen is for her...