Saturday, August 3, 2013
Tyler's Room and Finger Puppets
When we last saw Vanessa, she was leaving her husband's workshop, a little miffed that he hadn't made her piano bench yet. With Alicia fast asleep, she headed to Tyler's room to make sure he was preparing for bed. Since we all have great imaginations, I need you to imagine there are nice curtains in his room. I didn't get to that yet.
Tyler is sitting in his sports inspired room, playing one of his many video games.
"Awww, come on. Stop cutting me off!" (Tyler)
He's so into the game that he doesn't notice Vanessa standing there.
"Son, it's that time." (Vanessa)
"I can't stop now, I'm almost beating the high score. Darn, I crashed." (Tyler)
"Why do I have to go to bed? I don't have to go to school tomorrow." (Tyler)
"Even though you don't have to go to school, it's very important that you still get a good night's sleep. It's good for your body and your brain." (Vanessa)
"Well can I play one more game?" (Tyler)
"Only if I can stay and watch. (Vanessa)
Vanessa gets comfortable while Tyler starts the game over. Ordinarily, she would challenge him and play with him, but the second controller is broken and they have yet to replace it.
Tyler leans back against him mom. He's still at that age where he enjoys when his mom spends time with him in his room, just the two of them.
Just a little about his room. As you can see, there's basketball, football, and baseball items here. All three were sports the real Tyler played as he was growing up. The lockers are from Dora playsets. the football helmet lamp is from the miniature store. The video game is from a Justin Bieber playset. The bed was purchased from a local doll store 11 years ago.
Vanessa's husband Keith, made the little baseball table.
I've asked Nicole to help show the finger puppets I bought from Ikea.
There were 10 in a pack for $5. I bought them to turn into kid pillows.
Not all of them will be turned into pillows. The shark will be used as a souvenir from the aquarium.
Nicole is trying out the turtle pillow.
Oops, we missed one.