Monday, January 19, 2009

My new toy shelf

As anyone who has kids have an unbelievable amount of toys. My big dilemma is what to do with all those toys. My house is only a single wide so therefore the little girls' room is very small, only enough room for their beds and dressers. There is not a lot of room left over for toys.

For Christmas, Aaron ordered himself a chainsaw mill. For those of you who are like me, and are clueless as to what that is-- it is a thing that attaches to a chainsaw and allows you to cut trees into lumber of all sizes.

So...since we had a stack of lumber that Aaron had milled sitting on our porch, I asked Aaron's dad if he could make a shelf to put the toys on. He took some boards, worked some magic, and voila!, this is what I got!

The shelf works great and the girls love it! It's a great way for them to be able to actually see what toys they have. And they love to put their toys back on the shelf (well, with prompting anyway).

(Note: yes, I realize the dates are kinda backwards, the log Aaron is milling in the picture is not the one that was used for the shelf)

***Another note: check out the Central Elementary blog....Tracey made the A/B honor roll!***


Anonymous said...

That shelf is beautiful. Congratulations Tracey!!! Jill, Pete, Jon, Darren, and Becky are quite proud of you!!!

Anonymous said...

PS I really don't think they have enough toys!!!

Tiffany said...

That shelf is so nice!! Thats what I need!! Toys take up way too much room!! I love the names on it too!! Cute, Cute!!