Thursday, July 30

elevator bucket

Do you know what this is? Well, duh, yes, it's a yellow bucket. Oh, but it became so much more yesterday afternoon!!!!
Here's a hint. Figured it out yet?

Here's Abby trying to figure it all out. (It's also got another pictoral hint. See the rope?)

Yep - it's an ELEVATOR BUCKET. What you've never heard of such a thing? Let me explain. When I was a kid, my cousins and I invented an Elevator Bucket to go from the loft of the cottage to the main level (where the parents & food were). We toted up and down MANY snacks, drinks, books, stones, and who knows what else. So yesterday, I decided it was time for my son to have his very own.

He's so looking forward to toting up a snack for himself. But yesterday it was all about the ball, a book, and some nature treasures. He would roll the ball down the slide, she'd run over and pick it up, put it in the bucket, he'd pull it up and repeat. So much fun!
Off to have a snack in the tower!


Jackie said...

LOVE the story about the elevator bucket!!

Nata-Leigh (Lubbock's Mom) said...

When I was growing up ... I had two younger brothers instead of an elevator bucket ... they probably weren't as effficient.

Sarah said...

I love it! I am going to make it my mission to find a way to use the elevator bucket in our new apartment next year. Hopefully we won't be on the first floor!

Mommavia said...

Cool! We had one in our house in Jacksonville, NC for quite a while. Hopefully we'll have a house again where we'll be able to use one!