Monday, April 25, 2011

bunnies and benches

I just wanted to share a little peek at one of our favorite parts of the weekend. Saturday evening we continued my childhood tradition of the bunny line up.
bunnies lined up
The house was scoured for every single rabbit available, and then they were all arranged for patient waiting. Come dawn, each one miraculously had a jolly bean in their paws or lap... and even a few between the ears. Might I love this more than they do? It's quite possible!
bunny's at daybreak
When I was a girl, I lined them up by my bedside, but I was an only child until I was 9. With two children, the sun room bench has become our spot. I don't know what we'd do without that bench. It extends along all the windows and makes the perfect place to sit, work and play. Our dollhouse has moved onto it and gets far more attention than it did on the floor.
doll house on the ledge
If you have a growing child, may I suggest raising dollhouses and the like a foot or two onto a low table, crate or bench. It is just the shift their bodies need to make play inviting. I took a few extra shots when we made our butterflies last week. Here's our very full dramatic play corner on the south side of our sun room. With the rising temperatures we have all enjoyed returning to our favorite (3 season) room.
sun room south
sunroom south side Pin It

22 comments:

  1. I would love to play in that room! Even as an adult, but especially when I was a child. So much light, and so many fun, wooden things! That dollhouse is delightful!

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  2. Thanks Shari- The grown-ups in the house DO love to play in there too! The dollhouse was a gift from my grandmother to my son when he was 2. 10 years later and it's still going strong. I'm sure I'll be passing it on to my own grandchildren one day!

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  3. Oh my. That room looks so inviting. Can I come over to play? ;)

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  4. Love all the bunnies!
    What a lovely thing to do at Easter.

    And - that is a fantastic room!!
    I bet it gets lots of use, especially with those big windows looking out to the garden.

    Hope the teddies are enjoying their tea-party...

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  5. So lovely and inviting... a wonderful atmosphere for play and being. Warm regards!

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  6. Lovely room and adorable sweet bunnies, Maya!

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  7. I love the idea of gathering all the bunnies together. Guess what we will be doing next year?! Thank you Maya for the idea.

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  8. this room is pure heaven, Maya .. i'd love to come in and play dollhouse, too .. who wouldn't?

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  9. Your sun room is beautiful.
    What a thrill for your kids to play in THERE.
    I like your tip on bringing the toys up. I placed a closet shoe shelf on it's side and it is awesome for playtime.
    And I love the bunny tradition ;)
    xo

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  10. I loved hearing about your bunny tradition! It made me smile because yesterday afternoon, my 7-yr old son and I gathered all the bunnies (turns out there were 6 of them), placed them in a basket, and took them all for a walk around the neighborhood for Easter Sunday. Cheers~

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  11. Wow, that room looks like a kid wonderland. Your daughter is so lucky!

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  12. that bunny idea is so fun:) Your playroom looks so sunny and inviting

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  13. I love that tradition, we used to do that too...maybe I should start again next year.
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  14. What a great bunny tradition!

    Jody

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  15. We do this too! Every Easter eve, if not before, we gather all of the rabbits (and chicks and lambs and other springy things), so that they can see the Easter Bunny. :) - Jessica

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  16. The 'bunny lineup' is just gorgeous. It makes me think that one of those bunnies has been up to no good and needs to be picked up out of the line up. I reckon the happy one with the carrot did it. Death by chocolate. x

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  18. I love the rabbit idea! I'm going to be adding that into our easter celebrations next year i think. :) (My two will both be old enough to enjoy it then.)

    What a beautiful playspace!

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  19. lucky. love the room and the traditions.

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  20. gorgeous play room. good tip about raising the dollhouse too. I've noticed this same thing with my 5 year old.

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  21. What a sweet tradition! I don't have bunnies but I'm sure I could come up with some other collection of critters that love jelly beans as much as I do!

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  22. what a magical, wonderful place to spend a childhood!

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