Friday, February 18, 2011

more from the birthday

Another gift for the boy's birthday was really a belated Christmas gift; the elves were a bit behind schedule at Christmastime to get this one to him, but promised it would be ready for his birthday. (The "elves" are Elves and Angels, a family business based in Maine specializing in beautiful, handcrafted wooden toys, available through Nova Natural Toys.)

With gifts from family and other collected odds and ends, we soon had a fully equipped farmyard.

Engelberger wooden figures, also available through Nova Natural.

There is such joy in watching the children deeply involved in their play, and the quality and craftsmanship that go into these toys make them a pleasure to have in our home. I can't help but let my mind wander through the years, thinking of the generations (hopefully) yet to come who will find their imaginations sparked here in the pieces with which our children now play.


Susanna H. said...

oh, i am in love with that barn! so sweet! and the little accessories are perfect...