Thursday, November 27, 2008

Invasion of the Wooden People

I received a box in the mail on Wednesday filled with some goodies from South Dakota. 

When Harrison and I arrived home to find the box, he was overcome with excitement and wanted to open it right away. He even got his scissor out and started to try to cut into the box as he has seen me do - but packing tape is strong tape! Once I helped him open it he was again delighted to find "popcorn!". Then I pulled out the vintage Christmas ornaments and he immediately went for the three kings.

After some time, he discovered three Pringles cans filled with wooden people.

"Humans!" he exclaimed.

As I sat looking at these little wooden people, I tried to recall why I marked them the way I did. In the faint cobwebs of my memory I almost see myself doing it. I believe I marked them as families and sets. Who knows why. I was meticulous that way sometimes. (and what is up with the uni-brow on that little girl??)

For Harrison...

A perfect discovery for a rainy day.

There was much celebration of and playing with the little wooden people that converged on our house for a long overdue reunion with me and introduction to my 3-year-old.

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Blueberry said...

bean loves playing with those people when we are at my mom's house. i had lots of the same ones you do!

Christina said...

Oh! I remember those little wooden people! What wonderful memories. And three pringles cans full of them?! That's a lot of them!

I am in love with the windows in your house...

chaoticfamily said...

Oh so cute. My kids love little people and I still have my original little people farm... What a treat for your guy.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

PS - My grandma was born in North or South Dakota (don't ask) it said North on her birth certificate but she crossed that off and wrote South so now I will never know - lol!

Chris said...

Wow, that really takes me back. I remember each and everyone those little people.
Did your son really say "Humans"? That's hilarious!
By the way -- did you take that shot in your header? That's a great shot.

Anonymous said...

HOw fun to discover something new but old. My kids LOVE going down to my inlaws house where they kept a lot of the play sets from my husband's childhood.

Andi said...

What a precious post...Humans! TOO funny. I had many of those same little people and all of the playsets that they came with- the castle one was my had a trap door, a dragon, and all! Great fun. I made the biggest mistake of my life several years ago...I sold ALL of them at a garage sale. I am so sorry for that NOW. I just did not realize how much they would mean to me as my daughter is getting older...the prospect of having grandchildren seems so foreign to me, and I hope with my whole heart that it will be AWHILE, but she may have children one day, and how foolish was I to assume that I wouldn't want these fabulous toys?! I just was not thinking. Well, I am glad H. was so gelighted with yours! Hours of fun!! Just an adorable post!