A Playhouse

Last week we celebrated our little girl’s 4th birthday.  There was a birthday party with many friends at the park, Grandpa and Grandma’s traditional birthday visit and, of course, the late night building, painting and finishing touches on her gift – a cedar playhouse.  We had our eyes on this house since it made its debut at Costco before the holidays.  With her love of playing “family”, “restaurant” and general pretend, we knew she was the perfect age (and kid) for it.  I’m thankful to have a handy husband who loves to build and can easily envision the final results because he certainly put his personal touch on it.  Here’s a photo of the actual playhouse from the company website…

$_35…and here’s our house (model included)…

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Birthday morning surprise

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Added the flower boxes

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Serving window side – replaced the chalkboard with a hanging plant

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A silly welcome

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Inside – just need to add chairs and a rug

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A happy homeowner

With pretend food, a shopping cart and mom to check her out at the grocery store, this house has already provided hours of entertainment for this little one.  She’s in it every day.  And with the hot weather now here, T even installed an “indoor” light so she can play in it in the cooler evening hours.  Well worth the time and money to make it our own and keep the play outside.

 

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2 responses to “A Playhouse

  1. Carole Brannam

    I’ll bet she is just thrilled beyond describing! What a perfect present and bravo Tyson and Traci for the creative and beautiful additions. I’m in awe. These pictures are wonderful. Love to you all, Aunt Carole

  2. grandma c

    I love the window boxes! Great idea with the light for night playing. I am so glad that she still loves playing in it.

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