her birdhouse

A week or so I shared about how my grandpa surprised my daughter with her own red hammer. She had been asking for one to build a house. Red is her favorite color, so her great grandpa painted one of his just for her.

2.16donuts-11A few days later, he came over with a pieces cut out to make a birdhouse. These two are just a bit smitten with each other. Just a bit.

3.12birdhouse-013.12birdhouse-023.12birdhouse-033.12birdhouse-04She decided she wanted her birdhouse to be different shades of pink.3.12birdhouse-05I was pretty excited about her color choices….3.12birdhouse-06…until she changed her mind and wanted to add red and green. There was a small part of me that wanted to tell her we only had pink paint. However, I knew I couldn’t do that. My parents never limited creativity…no matter how odd or ugly they might have thought what Lesley and I chose was. They just let us create. So – thanks mom and dad – her ombre pink birdhouse is not so ombre pink. Just the way she likes it.


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  • Tiffany - Just had to pop in to say these pictures are PRECIOUS!!! Thank you for sharing them. They started my Tuesday with a smile!

  • carol - It just as beautiful as a white room with blue rag rolled texture on it!!

  • Elizabeth - So precious to capture the relationship between these two!

  • Kristina - Just precious!

  • Byron - Awesome job! I bet the birds LOVE it! Well done.

  • Christine - That relationship is a prize! And what a beautiful birdhouse as a result. Those two are very lucky.

  • Lauren - Your grandpa is really the cutest! (Great- and otherwise) grandparents are the best. What a gift.

  • Carrie - The pictures of the two of them are just adorable and so priceless. What a gift!

  • Diana - This whole story is just so charming. Makes me want to go hug my grandpa!

  • Kate - I absolutely love the photo of your great grandpa smiling while holding the red hammer with your daughter. Wow! What love!

  • Kath - No wonder you are such a beautiful person coming from stock like that 🙂

  • dumna mama - Nice first birdhouse and noble

  • Tessa - Every time I read posts about little special things your grandparents and/or parents do for or with your kids, I make mental notes about how I want to be the same way with my grandkids some day! So much love!

  • Patti - Precious! How blessed to have Grandpa!

  • Carrie Anne - This is such a refreshing post. I got all teary eyed thinking of the wonderful legacy he is leaving, and how well you captured it.

  • Natalie - what a treasure this is. heart bursting.