Cardboard car fun

Our adorable, sweet neighbors stopped by to bring Mama beautiful flowers for Mother’s Day — and we had a big surprise for them!

We saved a giant delivery box and created a cool “car” for the girls. I used their favorite colors to write their names into a “license plate.” With their help, we drew on wheels, headlights, a steering wheel, and a muffler. I cut out the steering wheel from the box lid, and our imaginations did the rest!

These gorgeous, goofy faces peering out of the car box are Spirit and Jamaica. They happily climbed in and we all had a fun time!

Today’s #OneGoodThing was cardboard car fun with Spirit, Jamaica, and Mama!

Day 131 of 365. And Day 862 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)! 

Mama and Me

Mama and Me

1 year ago today: A glimpse of Santa Cruz

2 years ago today: Paving the way for others

3 years ago today: Why I’ve Become My Mother’s Mother

What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments!

7 replies

  1. Some 30 years ago, my son created a huge WWI-style bi-plane out of a refrigerator-sized cardboard box. I painted the plane red, mounted black plastic guns and a plastic spinwheel as propeller and painted the black and white cross on the sides. My son mounted two large shoulder straps on either side, so that when I stood inside the plane and put the straps on my shoulders, the plane hung at waist height. I also made a cassette recording of our large air compressor motor and played the motor sound on a portable cassette player held just inside the plane. With my son’s truck, I transported my plane to a local German Beer hall where everyone, also in costume, was celebrating Oktoberfest/Halloween. Entrants in the contest were in different groups–about 10 categories–most original, scariest, most beautiful, funniest, etc. After each group paraded around the stage, the judges selected a winner from each category. All these finalists paraded around the large stage for all the celebrants (maybe 500) to cheer and clap for. The Grand Prize ended up in my hands—the Red Baron and his Plane. My prize? A round-trip from LA to Berlin via Lufthansa, the sponsor of the contest. I brought down the house! Wooohooo!



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