Saturday, September 12, 2009

"Ooooooo!" er, I mean, "Moooooo!"

Gramma Karen and Grampa Doug bought Ava an early Christmas present while we were in KC last weekend. I had been looking for a kid-sized table and chair set, but I didn't want anything that was uber-girlie. It seems like there's a big market for "princess" items, and frankly, I don't think we want Ava to believe she's a little princess. Momma yes, Ava no. :)

We stopped in at Nebraska Furniture Mart (thank goodness we don't have one of those in the Cities - I'd have a hard time not buying everything I saw!) After we searched through the entire kids department, and nixed the princess and sports options, I spotted what I was looking for...something neutral that kids of both genders could enjoy. Granted, we may live in the city, but that doesn't mean we can't bring a little bit of the country into our home. Check it out!

Ava loves the pig and the cow at the bottom of the table (I don't think she's noticed the sheep and the chicken at the top yet). She'll run up to the cow, point at it, and say "Oooooooo!" We may be missing the "M" but the idea is there. We've been trying to teach her to say "Oink" but that's a little harder, I guess!

The most amazing thing is that we actually had room to bring this home - it was the last set they had in stock, so yay, it was already assembled, but boo, that made it a little more tricky to fit in the car. But it all worked out, and Ava loves being able to sit at the table, read her books, eat some snacks, and watch the world go by. It will be fun to see what sort of crafty things she ends up doing at this table...scrapbooking, perhaps? :)


Jean said...

I love Ava's new table! So cute! We bought one at an unfinished furniture place and stained it; not quite as cute, but both boys LOVE it! Ryan sits at it for snack time and to do art projects and to read books. Owen is now starting to get into it as well. You won't be sorry with your purchase - I'm sure Ava will love it for years to come. And yes, hook her on scrapbooking early :-)

Lisa said...

OMG I LOVE it!!! (obviously!) Dylan loves his table too- although I think he likes climbing on it more than anything else right now. He has been doing some coloring w/ crayons lately. I agree on the scrapbooking... never to early to start!

Megan said...

THat is adorable!! I love it! I know you've only had it for a week but when you're ready to get rid of it, let me know :)