Saturday, November 19, 2011

Kindness

Joe and I had been thinking that we wanted to get a little kitchen for Nate as a combination Christmas and birthday present.  We had marvelous memories of a little wooden kitchen that our kids had, and were looking for something like that.  We found a couple of wooden kitchens but they were a bit pricey.  We had about decided to go ahead anyway, rather than get a plastic kitchen.

A new-since-spring friend from school teaches in the early childhood division, and a week or so ago she was visiting my office and I spoke of our interest in kitchens, wooden vs. plastic.  And she brightened up and said that she had a wooden kitchen that her son had outgrown and really we would be doing her a favor to take it!

We picked it up today and, by golly, it is the cutest kitchen ever.


This morning while we were figuring out the pick-up logistics, Carol mentioned that she also had a rocking horse that was looking for a new home stable and would we like that, as well?

Of course we would.  Our other young grandson, Eli, is a bundle of unspent energy.  It would be just the thing for him.  When we went to Carol and Ana's for the pick-up, we were dazzled by the pristine condition of both the kitchen and the horse, and I, in particular, thought the latter had a bit of a Swedish look about it.

It is just a matter of days until both boys are here.  I predict that their older cousins will join Nate at the stove and Eli will put a few dozen miles on the horse.  What a lovely and generous thing for Carol to do!

11 comments:

Michele Bilyeu said...

Those are both absolutely adorable! By far the cutest versions of either one I have ever seen. A generous friend, wonderful gifts and two lucky little grandchildren who are sure to enjoy them!

Char said...

What wonderful friend. That rocking horse is beautiful!

piecemealquilts said...

How wonderful! The rocking horse painting reminds me of rosemaling.

Pat said...

How wonderful!! Not only are they top notch, but they are fully warmed up!! Lucky lucky grandbabies.

AnnieO said...

Pristine and spic and span--great way for a kitchen to be! Not that mine ever looks like that for long...

Love the rocking horse, what fun the boys will have on both! Wonderful friend to pass these along for your grands to enjoy.

Janet O. said...

Such a generous gift. Love these quality toys.

Salem Stitcher said...

Beautiful! Don't you just love how things just magically work out?

anne bebbington said...

Indeed but also how lovely to have another generation of little people to continue to glean such enjoyment from such gorgeous toys

Nann said...

This is reusing of the very best kind. The boys will love their gifts and in turn the kitchen and the rocking horse can be gifted to other little ones....though I'd be tempted to keep them both (so cute)!

Tanya said...

Beautiful little kitchen and horse. I'd rather have wooden any day! I'm trying not to buy plastic things anymore. We still have a wooden train that our son rode around on...

john smith said...

Do you still have this kitchen set?