A Father/Daughter Birdhouse

Father/Daughter Birdhouse

This past Father’s Day, we got my husband some tools and he picked out some wood.

Father/Daughter Birdhouse

The first thing he wanted to do was build a bird feeder with miss J.

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So that is what they did. He’s kind of like me with crafts in that he just winged it. But I think they did a super job on it!

Father/Daughter Birdhouse

We have it sitting in front of a kitchen window so we can watch the birds eat up close. It’s really neat. Miss J really likes it too.

Father/Daughter Birdhouse

What I loved most is the detail they added. He traced her hands and used a wood burner to burn the outline. He also burned their names on it. So precious. I love that we are able to share these experiences with our children.
-Jess

Carved Birds by My Granddaddy

My shelf for the bird carvings

I was blessed to receive these bird carvings of my granddaddy’s by my grandma before she passed away. They are so precious to me and I’ve been wanting to display them for some time now but didn’t quite know how. I finally decided to look for a shelf when I happened upon this basket. I knew it would work for what I wanted :)

My shelf for the bird carvings

I added some wood pieces from my dad’s firewood pile he cut off in December when we were visiting Virginia. Then I added some sticks from our backyard and moss, which came from the craft store. I’m very happy with it!

Grandpa 1943

Here is a pic of my granddaddy. He’s putting a little rocking chair together. He could make anything. He even taught me how to carve when I was little. When he was older, he even won a ton of wood carving competitions. He went to heaven when I was younger, but I still miss him and ask God to tell him things for me.

Grandparents and Uncle
{My grandma, granddaddy, and uncle….and I’m pretty sure she probably sewed that dress herself}

Him and my grandma gave me such good memories. They lived on the Chesapeake Bay, so they also taught me about crabbing and fishing and they had a wonderful garden. I have so many memories of picking the ripe tomatoes, pulling up radishes, and picking the beans and peas. My grandma would sew clothing for me and let me pick out the fabric and crochet endless things. These are things I am working on to be able to share with my children.

My shelf for the bird carvings

I know not everyone has a chance to know their grandparents or have good ones, so I know I was very blessed to have had them in my life. {I miss you two and I can’t wait to see you again!}
-Jess