A Tree House for You and Me….

Over the last few days, Caiden has been totally absorbed in working on his tree house. I love it when this happens with one of my children’s projects. To see him so driven and enthusiastic about building something with his hands is wonderful! For the last three days, he has woken up early, dressed, fetched his working tools and gone outside to build on the tree, only stopping briefly for lunch and then going straight back out into the garden. He has enjoyed this so much and I can see how very proud he is. (This mama here is very proud of him too!)

There have always been platforms in the tree, but now, he has added sides, a roof and a window. He is also hoping to earn his Craftsman’s Badge at cubs by completing this project.

I have also finished the pattern for my Meerkat, I have named him Basil, you can find his pattern in my Mamma4earth Etsy Shop, Ravelry store or Craftsy shop and a huge thank you to everyone who has joined the Natural Suburbia Facebook page:)

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14 Responses to A Tree House for You and Me….

  1. barb March 8, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    Tree houses are the best. My daughter and I keep talking about building one in our old oak tree for the adults. I guess the kids could come for a visit.
    Just waiting for the 10th, then I will decide which patterns I need to order. I have so many on my wish list, I will wait till the giveaway is over. ;-}

  2. Tracey March 8, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    What a huge accomplishment, your son should be very proud! It looks like a super treehouse.
    Basil looks pretty sweet too Linda!
    Have a lovely Thursday.

  3. sheepish March 8, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

    What a masterpiece!
    I have always wanted a treehouse. It has a lure even as an adult.

  4. Wendy March 8, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

    Oh my the meerkat is too gorgeous! My son has just finished the second Meerkat Madness book, perhaps I should attempt this for him? Gulp!

  5. Lacey March 8, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    I built a treehouse so similar when I was about 11, i was so proud & I loved that thing! what a great memory…

  6. no spring chicken March 9, 2012 at 12:07 am #

    I can see why you’re proud mama! What a blessing, a son with the vision and the drive to accomplish something so worthwhile. Wonder where he gets that!! 🙂

    Basil is wonderful. Definitely one of my favorites…

    Blessings, Debbie

  7. Kim Corrigan-Oliver March 9, 2012 at 2:22 am #

    His treehouse looks awesome, the perfect little getaway!!

  8. Maria March 9, 2012 at 2:29 am #

    Oh, I’m so jealous of that tree house! My city-bred parents would have been horrified/terrified if I ever tried to do it. I heart Basil!

  9. Dawn March 9, 2012 at 4:35 am #

    Oh, how fun! My son has been asking for a tree house. The meerkat is so cute. 🙂

  10. Lori ann March 9, 2012 at 9:24 am #

    well done caiden! the tree house is looking great! i hope you get your badge.
    i would like you on f.b., if i were a member!

  11. maisiemouse March 9, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    Love the treehouse.
    Came to your blog via ravelry (as I knitted some of your hearts!) and am thouroughly enjoying reading about your creative family.

  12. JenMun(a) March 9, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

    what a great home for children to be..and what a great work!
    I love your Basil;) and thank you Linda for asking how we are doing!everything ok, we just enjoy some sping around here and I hope you are all doing well!

  13. Baa-Me Kniits March 10, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    Boy’s and treehouses….the perfect partnership. Great job Caiden!

  14. K March 11, 2012 at 6:50 pm #

    That face! So rosy and pleased with himself. Oh, I think there are few things in life as magical as a tree house. And the fact that he’s built it himself (as opposed to your buying some horrible Tyco hollow plastic playhouse for him – good thing my relatives don’t read what I write here) will be just one more witness to him as his life unfolds that he can create a structure where there was none before – that he can bring things into being by virtue of his own vision, energy, work. This is a TREMENDOUS vision of self – and it’s so strange that here in the US, a place built on that vision – the self is devolving into so many helpless people whining and expecting someone to entertain them (at the very least) feed them, solve their problems, keep them safe – without their having to do anything but “deserve” it in some obscure way.

    maybe in all the laws the US is making, there ought to be one about each child needing, by law, to build a tree house all alone. With no building codes or teachers – just a hammer, wood and nails. Maybe then, the people would stop expecting and start doing.

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