Saturday, January 23, 2010

A Hero, Cardboard Boxes, And A Green Roof

I thought Thursday was going to be one of those days.  Maybe you know what I'm talking about.  My kids woke up a little on the grumpy side.  I swore their mission was to disagree with everything I said in a whining tone.  My nerves were starting to get frazzled.  That is, until daddy came to rescue!  I always knew he was my hero!

A little project to keep them entertained was just the answer (and peace) we all needed.  They worked together beautifully (with a little of mommy's help on the cutting part) creating a house out of cardboard boxes.  And when the disagreement came about whether to use a certain piece as a garden or a roof, they worked it out and decided on a green roof!  They got straight to work "planting" grass, strawberries, and flowers!

strawberries

green roof

And when the work became too exhausting?  No problem.  A little rest on the outside porch gave them the boost they needed to continue their labor.

swinging

cuddling

And the finished product?

cardboard house

peeking through window

green roof

outside cardboard house

Beautiful, just beautiful...

3 comments :

gfe--gluten free easily said...

Your kids are adorable! It's hard to beat cardboard box projects, especially ones that involve blankets and special little spots to hang out. My son is 22, but I remember him at that age. This post made me smile thinking back--thank you!

Shirley

blissful_e said...

Yes, Ben's tendency is the same - to give the kids a project when they're whiney. Always seems like more work to me, but it definitely paid off in this case! Lovely!

Brittany Deniston said...

I miss Joshua and Emma Grace! You should stick them on a plane and send them for a visit!

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