Thursday, December 22, 2011

Marin's Treat Shoppe

So, we happened to have a rather large cardboard box from an Amazon delivery, and I wanted to use it for...something.  I wasn't quite sure, and then I remembered what my daughter loves...cooking!  I took a knife and started slicing at the box to make the 'window'.  Marin kept asking "What are you doing, mommy?".  As SOON as I finished the window, she clasped her hands and gasped and said "Mommy!  I can make food and have a store!".  I hadn't said a WORD to her about what I was planning, but she knew what she wanted.

And with a large permanent marker and some creative touches, Marin's Treat Shoppe was open for business!

 We've played in her Treat Shoppe everyday...switching roles.  Sometimes she makes the food and I order at the window, sometimes I make the food and she orders.
 Marin's Treat Shoppe comes with a state of the art oven, and cookies baking inside, oh yeah.....  (And a rug on the floor, of course!)
 ....a shelf for her goods, a counter, cupboards, window, pictures on the wall...
 ....another shelf and a fridge (I didn't have room for a sink, haha!).
 Tonight, mommy was the Italian/Russian chef selling stromboli, shish-kebabs and spaghetti and meatballs.  She sang in a crazy voice while she made the food and charged ludicrous prices for her entrees.
 Here's your food mama! 
 Owen always wants 'in' on the fun, sweet boy.

We should have saved the box for a very special morning coming up here in a few days...had we known how much she was going to love that box!  It's ok though, we've had so much fun playing with it in the meantime.

5 comments:

Christy Wheeler said...

way cute!

Heather Burke said...

oh my goodness, Sam, this is awesome..we got Maddox and Rylee.a five foot cardbord box space shuttle that they can color, play in, and have loads of fun!!! Kids LOVE that kind of stuff. Just like when babies love tissue paper...or messing with paper from a magazine...its better then hundreds of moola we spend on toys! Marin looks too cute in her shoppe! And of course cutie pie Owen!! So sweet.

Ryan, Becca, Brinley Boo AND Casen too! said...

Haha!So fun and cute! You are way too creative, and a good artist too! Glad do know she will grow up to be a fabulous cook like her mom!

Scotty and Emi said...

I didn't know you could draw!!! That looks amazing, and it looks like SO. MUCH. FUN. Now, how to do the same thing without copying you, ha ha ha. :D

Tabitha said...

I'm so jealous of anyone who can draw! I'm hopeless when it comes to art ;) What a cute idea! I bet she will love that little box until it falls apart.