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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Secret Hide Out

This is Jack and Stella's "secret hide out". Heidi gave us this shredded orange curtain, we hung it up in a corner threw a bunch of pillows on the ground and the kids love it. Every night we go into the secret hide out and read stories to the kids. Jack's favorite story right now is called "No David". It's about a little boy who gets in lots of trouble. Whenever we get to the page where his mom tells him to stop picking his nose Jack immediately starts picking HIS nose. During the day when Jack goes into the secret hide out we pretend he's invisible. I'll start calling for him, asking where he is. Then he pulls back the curtain and jumps out. He loves it.


Blogger Server Girl said...

yipppee!! I am so glad that u guys did something creative with that thing....In New Orleans we had a green one in our bedroom...I don't even know if ikea sells those anymore. I love that curtain, i just had no place for it since i have room mates now. glad that u guys enjoy it!! :)

7:50 AM  
Blogger Renee said...

That is cool. I've always wanted to do something like that with the girls.

7:57 AM  
Blogger jojo* said...

That curtain is such a great idea!! IKEA, huh? I'll have to keep an eye out next time we're there. We are big fans of the No David books here too. My son's named Davey, and if he starts getting an attitude with us, all we have to do is say "are you being a No David?" and he'll quit. Quite amazing the impact that book has had on our lives! :)

8:17 AM  
Blogger Heth said...

What a great idea! Your kids are going to have some of the most precious memories. You are a great momma!

8:31 AM  
Anonymous Shannon (Sentimental) said...

That is so awesome! It just looks fun and reaks of it! I am jealous!

8:52 AM  
Blogger Glamorous Jo said...

I wish I had a secret hide-out.

9:15 AM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

what a great idea! britton loves the no david books too...and how can i resist them...the illustrations are so good.

9:22 AM  
Blogger gkgirl said...

teehee...what a great idea!
and so funny about the nose picking,
i swear one the phrases i say
over and over through the day
"take your finger out of your nose"
heehee/ewwww all at once.

9:31 AM  
Anonymous Jacqueline said...

I would LOVE that!

9:59 AM  
Blogger Suz said...

What a great idea! Ewww on the nose thing. Littleman is at that stage, driving me nuts.

Hugs Suz

11:23 AM  
Anonymous Irene said...

Oh I love this idea Heather!!!

11:54 AM  
Blogger Chrissie Grace said...

What a fun place! My son loves the David books too! I love the illustrations. Check out these books too, also illustrated by David Shannon. They are brilliant:
-How I Became A Pirate
-Alice the Fairy
-A Bad Case of the Stripes

I love how he captures the children's spirits.

1:24 PM  
Blogger acumamakiki said...

Oh that is so cute. I love the orange curtain and I love when kids hide and really believe you can't see them or know where they are!

1:47 PM  
Blogger lovegreendog said...

very fun!, we got one of those hanging organza bed drapery thingys for our girl - she loves it, it's her "cozy club house"

6:07 AM  
Blogger Sonia said...

Amazing idea, Heather. Sounds the kids had a great time. Kids likes so much misteries and loves to hide too!

7:43 AM  
Blogger Bohemian Girl said...

i absolutely *love* this "secret hide out" idea. in fact...i just sent it to my husband and best friend for inspiration.

did the curtain come torn like that or did your friend do it herself??

1:28 PM  

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