Friday, January 28, 2011

Tea for two.

While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
~Angela Schwindt

 

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I’m finally getting around to posting pictures of the kitchen we got for Abbie for Christmas (that didn’t arrive until January).  I just love it!  It seems sturdy and solid and I think it’s super cute.  She’s getting a little better at playing with it by herself, instead of wanting me in there ALL the time.  It’s fun watching her imagination grow and seeing her start to pretend.

Her first tea party, with hippo (who she usually calls “Moose”) and rabbit.

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Sadie is never very far from the action.  I’m fairly certain Abbie will have Sadie sitting at the table before long, and Sadie, being the good dog that she is, will probably go along with it.

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Time to rearrange the chairs and guests.

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I’m not sure what it is about black and white photos, but I just love them.

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(I was messing around with my camera setting, trying to figure out which I like best.  I REALLY want an external flash because the bright ones are just too bright in my opinion and the dark ones are too dark, but are blurry if I try to brighten them up without the flash.  One of these years I’ll learn to use my camera to it’s fullest capabilities.)

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Trying to escape.  (I just love those pajamas on her!)

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Now if only she could wash my dishes…  =)

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Does anyone have any recommendations for good quality play food?

4 comments:

Brittney said...

She's so cute! Smartest kid I've ever come across too, you do a great job with her!

Elsbit said...

We've used wooden and plastic play food. To be honest, I prefer the plastic because I feel like I can clean it better. I know being abroad may make it harder to purchase, but it is way cheaper to buy in the stores than online (shocking). I found a huge food set at Target for 9.99 when online they charged more for less.

Erin D said...

You should check out Melissa & Doug toys! http://www.melissaanddoug.com/pretend-play-food-sets

She is getting so big! :)

smiley_netta said...

She is so adorable! And I wish I'd have had that high of quality play kitchen growing up! As to play food...I'm not sure if you're a crafter or not, but there are quite a few knitting and crocheting patterns out there for free that you can use to make play food. :)