What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Sweet Papa

When Corynn was born, we were given a handpainted stool with her name and birthweight on it. I am telling you, that stool is worth it's weight in gold around here, and has been used by EVERYONE in the house in every ROOM of the house at some time or another. But, it did serve as a problem since poor Andrew doesn't have one-and he needs a boost up more than anyone else these days.

Matt decided to make him one last weekend. He actually had a weekend off (gasp!) and we weren't travelling (double gasp!) so he had a few spare moments. But mainly, because he is a good, sweet, loving Papa.

Here is Andrew, receiving his surprise gift, right after naptime. Papa was pretty excited about it too! Isn't that the case though, don't we all share in the excitement when we work hard to make something for someone??? It really is more fun to give than to receive.

Corynn's stool had a heart cutout that served as a nice handle. Matt made a truck for Andrew.

I have two sweet boys, that's for sure.

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Carmichael Family said...

That is adorable! Matt could probably sell those if he made more... I especially love the truck cut out!

devildogwife said...

That is so cute. I was thinking the same thing... he could easily sell those. ;)

Mom2fur said...

What a cool gift! Matt is so talented when it comes to woodworking. The idea for a truck cut-out to make a handle is brilliant! I bet Andrew thinks he's got the coolest daddy ever.

Morning said...

How kind! And what a lovely gift! I also love to wonderful to watch my husband with his baby -- his expressions are so beautiful and tender.

Tracy said...

I'm with all of the other ladies... a new item for your Etsy?

What a sweet hubby, and Papa!

abigail said...

So wonderful!

And I love that last shot.