Monday, July 28

The lee of the stone..

One of my most favorite movies as a child was The Secret of NIHM. In the movie the momma mouse needed to move her home to the 'lee of the stone' to protect her sick child. I have not heard that word before or since - 'lee'.


This morning my children and I built our first (but most definitely not our last) fairy house. We put it on the lee side of a stone that resides on the edge of our vegetable garden. It was determined that the fairies would like that best, and they would be protected from the rain and wind.



My son padded the back with cut grass clippings, to help keep out the wind. Also tucked in there is a laundry line, (everyone has dirty laundry) bed and cradle.

The acorn cap is filled with 'salad'. Basil and radishes from our garden were diced so very tiny and carefully. The half a sunflower seed found in the lawn made the cradle. Such huge wonders in a tiny world.
xoxo~
Abbie

10 comments:

Katie said...

Omg how cute! I used to do things like this when I was little. Such care and attention to detail. If I was a fairy I'm sure I'd be quite happy there!

Kathleen Grace said...

What a precious memory you and your children will have of working together on fairy dwellings:>)

Jessica said...

That is so, so sweet! And how thoughtful of your children to provide the fairies food, too!
The Secret of NIHM was one of my fave movies, too. I probably didn't know what "lee" meant back then.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Ohhhh, so much fun and such great imaginations! I imagine that once the fairies get wind of this, there'll be more moving into the neighborhood.

amanda said...

Oh, how fun! You are so creative! I love it! And I'm sure the kids are looking forward to the next one!!!

Being a mommi is like reliving childhood all over again, only you get to be the boss this time around. It's the best job in the world!

Amanda:)

Anke said...

Oh what a comfi beautiful house they build for the fairies! Wonderful! I bet they love it big time. Smiles, Anke ;)

Rhondamum said...

That is too precious! You should get "The Best Mommy" award. You are so good at it! Your children will have so many happy memories when they are older.

Junie Moon said...

I love everything you've shared. What a delightful activity for your children and the details incorporated are very clever. It's good to know about the "lee" side and I shall keep that in mind.

Amber said...

Beautiful. I'm sure it's the nicest fairy dwelling on the block! B.L. makes chipmunk houses.

kayellen said...

First time to stop by...darling post with your kids:)

kayellen