Sunday, May 19, 2013


Remember the playhouse we bought through Craigslist, spent a day disassembling, and then the builders, thinking it was demo debris, threw in the tip the next morning? (Feb. 11th post.)

Remember Granny and Grandpa offered to build a new one? : )

Was it two weeks ago now? They took the 7 am ferry over from Victoria, arriving just after 9, Michael having preassembled the walls and a platform.

"Breaking ground."

Laying Michael's pre-made foundation.

Katie loves building things: she helped Grandpa and Andrew put the many screws in.

Granny and Fifi supervised. (Fifi was not quite herself that day; she complained of a headache and by dinnertime she was laid flat by a nasty flu.)

Roof was on by 11.

All done before noon, ready to be furnished. 
Two proud builders!

Afterwards, Granny took doll measurements for outfits. Very exciting! Fifi loved the charting of the measurements!

Happy days! First visit of the year from the ice-cream truck.

Nothing natural about the colour of these popsicles!

Inside the playhouse.

Grandpa, who's a landscape architect, measured out the yard, front and back, and is drawing up plans for us! So wonderful. Jill, if you're reading this, you'll see Evelyn coming out of your back yard. Yes, I took them on a tour of your beautiful gardens.

Katie put up some tea-towel curtains.

 There's even a sink to bathe the bunny in!

Eventually, the playhouse will be up on a raised deck, with this slide attached.

After lunch, Katie made lemon iced tea ...

 and served it on the front porch.

Relaxing in the early summer weather.

Love this pic. See Fifi reflected in window? 

As Granny and Grandpa drove away, Fifi practiced her post climbing!


trudy said...

What a playhouse. Wow, wow, wow! Just fab! T xxxx

biddymama@gmail said...

Can I come and have tea in that wonderful playhouses? It lookalike the beginnings of a lot of fun.

Joanna and George said...

There's even room for giants in that playhouse! It's too beautiful.

Unknown said...

Thank you., all! Biddy, you're welcome any time for tea! Love to have you. Giants too

Unknown said...

Gorgeous playhouse! Every little girl's dream!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous playhouse! Every little girl's dream!

MarthaB said...

What amazing helpers the girls are.
Now what is it exactly that they CANNOT do?