Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Camp Cooks

Since we've been remodeling, we were on a forced movie break for the last 3 weeks. It has been so good for the kids. Here is an example of how they are using their imaginations. A couple of days ago, Josiah decided to make a "dry" horse camp out in our hallway. It was so cute. He dragged every one of my pots and pans out to "cook dinner". He figured out how to make the flat screen TV box into a tent, and used a paint stirring stick to prop up the middle. Notice the horse in the foreground?

Here, they are pretending to eat their delicious meal.

After the meal, they "went to sleep" (I wish). Even Hailey's baby was in on the action. They were feeding it and taking care of it. It was so cute! Hey, there is a glimpse of my newly dry-walled and painted hallway. As soon as we get the trim up and the fireplace installed, I'll post pictures of our remodel project.

This picture was taken this morning with the kids helping me cook a delicious breakfast hash. Josiah loves his union suit that he got for Christmas from Nana. He looks just like his dad in it. Too cute! Hailey is wearing the princess apron and hat that my in-laws got her. She just loves it! She wears it every time she sees me putting on my apron. It's all about the gear I say, LOL!

God Bless,
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Camille said...

How great is that?? I love it when they get creative! So much more fun...what wonderful times they had. How fun that you got pictures of it all. :)

Hang in there with the will enjoy the new house when you are done.


His bondservant said...


Kids are just wonderful like this aren't they? And one of the great things about kids is even though it may be a difficult time during renovations for you...they just always seem to make the best of it! My kids are just like that! I suppose that is one of the reasons the Lord says we need to be more like the "little children." Can't wait to see the pictures after you are all finished!

In Him,

The Real Me! said...

Oh there is too much cuteness in this one post. I love the imaginations of children.

Deb said...

And this, to me, is the true meaning of success!!

Anonymous said...

Just how cute is this?

Jackie.. I really think it's time for #3 now.. (wink wink)

Waiting for the completed photos.. yet these happen to be somewhat more interesting (sorry) as I do so adore what you do during the day. Thank you for sharing as I've said before.. just a blessing.
with love,


Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Soooo cute! I just love Hailey's hat and Josiah's imagination. You are such a good mom for letting them take all that stuff out. It must have been noisy, too. I'm so glad you will be getting your house back soon!

Connie said...

It helps so much when the children pitch in and have fun with the circumstances. They looked so sweet!

Anonymous said...

So cute! Your little Josiah sitting their like a "man in charge", frying up supper...How great of you to recognize that it is better to embrace an interruption like a remodel, than fight it to keep the routine, good job, Jackie!!!

christy rose said...

Oh wow! How cute and how fun! I remember making tents out of blankets over furniture when I was a kid. My kids have done this at my parents house too. This kind of creative play is so fun to watch. I love the pictures of your kids. Hailey's hat and apron are just adorable. :)

RaD said...

I love when my kids use their imaginations like that. It makes me think of when me and my cousins used to get kicked out of my grandma's house because we were too loud so we played with the rocks in the driveway. Tell Josiah his tent looks awesome.

Grandma Becky said...

Thanks for sharing the camp out!! Your children are just adorable and fun!!

Glad you got the book you won off my website.

Hang in there and the remodel will be over soon. I'm getting a new range hood this weekend. Have it ordered from the hardware store where I work. Mine is 20 years old and needs replaced. Gotta match my almost year old stove!! Hugs and blessings!!

Cat said...

There is nothing like creative play for building up the right brain's ability for future creative endeavors! I am amazed at the number of large cast iron skillets you have. I cannot lift those biggies anymore.

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Yes, I've got strong arms from lifting a two year old, so I can handle the biggies. I also have 3 different sized cast iron Dutch ovens that I use often. It'll be a sad day when I can't lift my cast iron anymore. I love cooking with it!

Regina @VestPocketFamilyFarm said...

Grandpa was laughing at these pics. He was so impressed with their imaginations AND the number of pots and pans out. Of course he liked the horse at the edge of camp!

He and I both never thought of putting the helping child on the counter, we always used chairs. He liked the union suit too.

Angela said...

I just ADORE these pictures..your an awesome mamma!! What a blessing you are giving your children girl! These are definitely memories they will also cherish when they are older.

CB said...

I love that very last picture!!! SO cute!!!


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