Ace’s 1-year birthday gift – His very own market stall

You only turn one once, and since it’s the very first birthday, it will always be an extra special one for us. 

I felt like it was time to take Aces nursery away from changing and breastfeeding and make it more fun and available for play. So the other day I asked Garth for a little DIY project. I wanted to build him his very own market stall.

I found these super cute little baskets of fruits and veg at IKEA and even though he doesn’t really get the concept of a shop yet, he can still have fun playing with all the little bits and bobs.

His favorite thing to do at the moment is to draw on the blackboard with the chalk. He doesn’t quite know how to hold the pen yet, but he can see that he is making marks and it makes him mega excited.

He even enjoys the cash register, anything with buttons you can push are a big hit.

Of course his first customer was Olive…

She bought a sausage…

It actually wasn’t all that hard making this little shop (ha, not at all, since Garth did most of it anyway). A Couple of Youtube tutorials, a trip to IKEA, some plastic pipes, fabric and a glue gun later I have to say it turned out better than expected.

It fits perfectly in the alcove where the changing unit was before. It was really weird to tak it down and to pack up the breastfeeding chair and tae it all down into the basement. But he is getting big now and his room has to grow with him.

I can’t wait to have all of his little friends over for his party on Saturday. At the moment 25 people will make it. Steffi, Nalle and HArry arrived from Sweden earlier today and are at the moment fas asleep in the flat upstairs.

I can’t believe I have a 1-year old. Time has gone so incredibly fast!

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