Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Lola's new house

Thanks to Grandpa and Grandma Evans, Lola had a nice big surprise waiting for her when she got home yesterday.

But, no, I don't mean the playhouse (actually called a garden house - just look at all of the flower boxes!). Rather, I mean a giant, 55-pound cardboard box containing what looked like millions of itty bitty pieces.

Of course, our smart girl knew the instant she saw the box - from the car window, by the way - what it was.

"Toy!" She started shrieking. "Toy!" She ran to the box and pointed at the colorful picture. "Toy!"

We managed to distract her with some indoor playtime and tacos before she finally had had enough.

"Play outside!" she demanded. "Toy!"

Sadly, once Ray opened the box and glanced at the clock - 7 p.m. - we knew it wasn't going to ready for Lola to play with that night. But she did have fun playing with the empty box!

About that time, we had a visit from our neighbors, so Lola got to stay up extra late - 8:45 p.m. - before we finally got her to bed.

And at 9 p.m. we got started.

Now Ray and I can either have a great time doing anything or we can have a miserable time doing the same task. Well, last night, it happened to be the former. I read instructions and Ray put it together. I sorted materials and Ray got them to magically connect to one another and form a play house.

And, at 11:30 p.m., we finished. And we stepped back and appreciated the result. And, finally, we set it up outside so we could surprise her this morning.

She loved it all.

And, the live version:

(And, no, she did not want to go to day care after she saw her new toy. Not at all.)

- Bethany :)

1 comment:

WM said...

So sweet! It's really cute. I think I'll get one!