Summers on Mellor Ranch are pure bliss, but winters can be a little stir-crazy. Last fall, we anticipated a long, cold winter indoors with a hyperactive toddler and we started scheming. We decided to turn the loft above our garage into a playroom where we could spend a few hours a day with Charlotte. In part, we wanted to recreate the ranch experience indoors but, more importantly, we wanted to capture the imagination of a little girl who thinks of tea parties, princesses, and performances.
The result is just amazing and it’s wonderful to spend the cold winter days inside with Charlotte and her little friends. She loves to make us food in her pretend kitchen and serve us on the carpet while she says “it’s hot, blow on it”. It’s so cute to see her shyness when her play-dates are more outgoing and jump on stage and start singing songs from Frozen. Or, the best is when she holds a pretend cup of tea up to Prissy and Prissy actually plays along and licks it. Toddler magic!
The playroom is the creative work of our dear friends Kristina Pluta and Brett Bluth, who themselves have not really graduated beyond the imagination of little girls – love you both J. They have been such a creative team in our lives from planning our wedding to planning my amazing 30th birthday party. Their talent is only exceeded by their generosity.
Thanks, and come play!