Anne’s Not A Box

Yesterday Anne had more testing on her kidneys. When we do these tests we stay home all day, and she has to be relatively inactive (basically no running around wild like most days for a 3 year old).  We needed some nice calm activities. We started with a drive to our favorite berry stand and picked up some raspberries and blackberries and gorged ourselves on them. Then we busted out the paints!

Then Anne found a box! And we both remembered an awesome book we read at the library a couple of weeks ago “Not A Box” by Antoinette Portis. So what did we do? We painted Anne’s Not A Box!

And here she is, with it all loaded up and ready to go! By the way, she informed me “It’s not a box! It’s a Rocket Ship!” LOL

Anne was relatively calm and had a fantastic day! Seriously, if you have a young one with an active imagination, I highly recommend this book and making your own “Not A Box”!

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16 Responses to Anne’s Not A Box

  1. Cynthia T. says:

    You made Anne’s day so special! My children are grown but I still check into the book. 🙂 I will continue to pray for Anne.

  2. Barb N says:

    Of course it’s a rocket ship! Surely anyone can see that. 🙂

  3. Lisa L. says:

    What a great idea for a book and activity! I can clearly see that it is a rocket ship! 🙂

  4. Mara says:

    That sounds like a great calm day, hope her testing went well.

  5. Debbe says:

    She is so sweet! I hope you get good results from her tests. I love her rocketship!

  6. Carrie P. says:

    when my boys were young we found a long rectangle box and they made a submarine out of it. Kids have the best times with boxes.

  7. Susan says:

    Wonderful for the imagination! It sounds like you had a super day – anything with black and red berries in it has to be good.

  8. Michele W says:

    I love, love this idea! How fun for Anne!! Make room for Nana.

  9. Tammy says:

    What a beautiful little one you have.

  10. Jacque (aka Snoodles) says:

    Our kiddos always LOVED to have boxes of all sizes for imaginative decorating and play! Looks like Anne had a great time!

  11. Penny says:

    When my folks remodeled our kitchen, I had a village of boxes. My uncle who helped with the job cut some windows and doors. I play for months with them in the yard. My Barbies had condos and high rise apartment buildings long before they were common in the 60’s. Yes , I’m that old and had family that believed imagination and creativity were a key to a great childhood.

  12. Lori Smanski says:

    such a sweetie. hope the tests come back good. you are a good mommy. bless you.

  13. Joanne Fisher says:

    My now 14 year old always loved playing with the boxes rather than the gifts inside when she was small. We are in the process of moving right now and she spontaneously crawled into a large box and cracked us all up! Proof that she remembered playing in the box more than the gift inside! Just discovered you and look forward to following you (and your daughter!) Love seeing kids being creative and using their imagination.

  14. CeLynn says:

    Aww,I remember those days fondly 🙂 Love Anne’s Rocket ship,praying for excellent test results!

  15. Katy says:

    Excellent ‘not a box’, and the berries sound lovely!

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