I thought I'd share a little preview of what Rosie can expect under the tree come Tuesday morning. We are continuing with the tradition of four gifts.
Something she wants. | Something she needs. | Something to wear. | Something to read.
For "read" we chose B is for Beaver, an Oregon alphabet book.
For "wear" she is getting a pair of rain boots. I wanted to get a pair of plain red or yellow ones, because I am the practical Mama she is going to roll her eyes at as soon as she's capable. But these ladybug boots were on sale and that's pretty practical too. Given how much she loves pointing out eyes, she is probably going to be beyond thrilled to find eyes on her boots.
And now for "want," which brings us to the real purpose of this post -- to show off Rosie's brand-new play kitchen!
modifying an entertainment center. There's no shortage of media cabinet turned play kitchen inspiration on the internet, but we never came across one that looked right for us. Most of the ones we found were really big. We didn't want to sacrifice the space in our small house and they seemed too tall for our short little gal.
Around Thanksgiving we we found this gem at Goodwill for $9.99.
Gordon used to use as food and water bowls.
The faucet was an incredible find at the ReBuilding Center. I had been hoping we could find a faucet from a motor home or a basement bar. The ReBuilding Center only had about five faucets to choose from and this was one of them!
I also helped with the stove top. We found these fun disks at the craft store.
For now we're all pretty pleased with the finished product. Rosie should be pretty excited for the chance to play with it permanently instead of only when when we're showing it off or working on it. Here's the whole thing one more time:
Since this project hasn't been a secret, we know Rosie really loves it. Thank goodness too, because we would be crushed if she didn't. We're a bit more smitten with the whole thing than two adults should be.
Here's to the joy of building. And to the joy of fake cooking.