Sunday, November 16, 2008

First Toy Assembly

On Wednesday, I embarked on my first large toy assembly. Not nearly as complicated, frustrating or time consuming as I expected.










Good practice for laminate flooring, me thinks...

Nate

72 comments:

Missy said...

looks like she loves the new toy as much as her skins cheerleader outfit!

silver68 said...

Not hard huh? Looks like she is going to enjoy this new toy, Just wait until you put her first swingset together(for outside) You might be saying something different then LOL

Emily said...

How cute!! My kids loved their saucers!! It's also very pink!! Pretty, pretty for a pretty little girl!!
Emily in Mississippi

Vic said...

Lovely! :) I have a question directed toward Tricia. I am a young girl 17, and I have been sick for all of high school and I was wondering if she ever felt or wondered if she would be seen differently because she was sick or didn't feel like she would get married some day... Because right now that's a place I have hit.

Ali said...

You go, Dad!

Autumn Days said...

my little girl loved her exersaucer. It will provide some much needed relaxation and time as you work on the house.

Blessings From Above said...

First of many, I am sure. Glad it was not to difficult.

She looks adorable in there and I'm sure she'll enjoy the freedom of being upright.

Hope all is going well with the new digs!

Emily said...

The second to last one is my favorite; it looks like she's saying, "Your offering pleases me."

Elizabeth Preston Cisneros said...

The joys of an exersaucer! That thing was a gift from heaven for us. It was the only way we could put our daughter down and not have her cry. She LOVED that thing. I hope Gwyneth enjoys hers as much. I really think Gwyneth just gets cuter and more adorably minute by minute.

Katie Lamont said...

Oh yay! I am so excited to see that! I just knew she would love it ;)

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Sweet!

Baseballs and Tutu's said...

Looks like she loves it!!!! Allie is just now getting into these things too...they are a blast!

*Lissa* said...

Good job! Just wait until Christmas!! ;o)

Tracy P. said...

I cannot imagine parenting before exersaucers--Yea for Gwyneth!!

Mark the Jeweler said...

Hi Nate,
I see your wedding band in picture #2. Is there anything on it? My husband does some pretty neat designs that I think you might really enjoy. www.preciousprintsjewelry.com
Jill

Mark the Jeweler said...

Hi Nate,
Just me (Jill) again - my husband has done many pieces for other CaringBridge families just in case you were leary :)

Svetlana said...

Looks like she love her new toy!!
Good job puttining together :-)
Sveta

Jane-Jane said...

if you can assemble that, you can handle the flooring....kids toys are a bugger to assemble. and it's only just begun for you, daddy.

grey like snuffie said...

I LOVE IT! Well done dad. Oh so many more things to come. WOO HOO---isn't it exciting.

Rachel E. said...

It's a bouncer! Great for building leg strength in preparation for walking.

Jennifer said...

Gwyneth will love her exersaucer! Good job putting it together Dad!

The Beaver Bunch said...

That is the pink-est exersaucer I've ever seen...and I have 5 kids so toys are nothing new.

Wow. That's a lot of pink.

Deanna said...

Congratulations! You have just completed your new dad hazing!

Elaine said...

I bet she loves it....

Missy said...

Gwyneth is clearly impressed. FINALLY!

aprilmoonflower said...

aww, she is getting so big! how much does she weigh now?

Kristen said...

Woot! that would be the extrasaucer I would get for a girl. I am tempted to pick one up just cause its so cute!

The Vaughn Family said...

oh my... my daughter will be getting one of those for christmas... santa better assemble it!! lol.
Gwyneth looks like she enjoys it!! Go dad!

Lee said...

WOW!~ I cannot believe it! What a big girl. I think these are my favorite pictures thus far. Gwyneth has come so far!
Hint ~ if you put a pillow under her feet until her legs are longer she will be able to really bounce.

Jaimie said...

"whoah! that's a different angle...I can practically COUNT all of daddy's nose hairs now..."

:D

Little Miss Sunshine State said...

Good Job Daddy!
By the way, will you grow out your hair to keep your head warm for the winter?

chocolate hug said...

Have you asked Gwyneth yet if it was worth all the hard work?

Gin said...

Gwyneth and my little guy seem to be on the same schedule for developmental milestones. I'm having fun watching your journey as we experience similar things on the opposite coast!

Scott said...

Great pics! Brought back memories putting those things together! The Redskin pics were pretty cool too! Sorry about them losing to D!

Me and my Gurl said...

Awesome job dad! You truly are being tested for ALL aspects of fatherhood. :)

Gwyneth is growing up so fast. She is moving right along with those motor skills, good job mom and dad.

Have fun Gwyneth

Rebecca said...

Looks like the toy is a hit! :)

Lacia said...

Just wait....you'll be eating your words. Wait until you start getting the barbie dolls (and other dolls) whose hair is SEWN to the package, or the toys with more screws and pieces than I think is holding my entire house together. My DH and I have spent many hours putting toys together on Christmas Eve (so as not to frustrate the kids' excitement on Christmas morning) putting together endless amounts of toys that are supposed to be "easy assembly"!

And I have to say, that is one adorable exersaucer for one adorable little girl!

marcia said...

I think she likes it! :)

Tammy C said...

The fun has just begun for putting toys together!

Mary said...

Ah the super saucer. My daughter LOVED hers when she was that size. We had to put a pillow beneath her feet so so could touch. WHat cute pictures of Gwyneth in hers.

ditarae said...

I am impressed that you have shown the world concrete proof that YOU READ THE DIRECTIONS!!!! Go, Nate! Exersaucers are a gentle, soft segue into the world of impossible assembly instructions... they lure you in with an easy one :-)

Kathryn said...

She is soooo cute!!!! Like some other posters mentioned before, good idea to put something under her feet so she can bounce by pushing off with a flat foot and not on her toes. (I'm a pediatric physical therapist)
Congratulations on the house, welcome to the world of mortgages!!!!!!

Carey said...

How cute! I bet she loves this new toy..new freedom to see things in a different way.

Jenny said...

Look at your 24 weeker now!!! YEAH!!!! Good job setting it up Dad.

Leeann said...

Great work, Dad! That will come in super handy when you need a place to put little G. when you're unpacking in your new house :)

kpalm said...

HAHA! Congrats Nate! That was one of Siena's favorites. Hope Gwen has tons of fun in it!

Aspiemom said...

I'm sure she loves that! Glad that putting it together didn't finish you off. :-) My son says to tell you that boys couldn't play in that thing!

Kirsten said...

I too have that model of "exersaucers" they claim to be "easy" to fold for travel. Let me just give you a tip, don't do it.... I spent 40 min. trying to "easily" fold this bad boy down only to give up. Good job on the assembly, I am pretty sure I still have a mental scar from putting ours together...

Melony said...

It's hard to believe she is already big enough to be playing in an exercauser.. She seems to enjoy it.. Just wait until you start taking all of the little small toys out of their packaging.. Be prepared for some sore fingertips!! Best of luck on the floors!!

Laurie said...

Nate,

It looks like you were created for these projects. Good job Dad. I loved the home tour and look forward to following your new home makeover. I am praying for Tricia.

Laurie in Ca.

karen said...

Those little feet! Oh how they make my day.
If you and your readers could please visit
http://kyahsjourney.livejournal.com/
and pray for her family. Little Kyah is barely three and is in the last stages of Neuroblastoma.
She will leave behind her parents and her two older brothers.
Her mothers blog is very hard to read but it is a true accounting of this little girl's bravery

Melissa said...

I was going to get this one for my almost 6 month old! But then I found a different one on Craigslist but this one is oh so girly. Good job on the assembly!

Emily said...

ahhh... could she look any cuter in her lil bouncy chair:)

kjames106 said...

She is going to have hours and hours of fun in that! Good job, Dad!

missmel78 said...

Great job Nat. I think she likes it a lot :) Good luck with the new house and the bigger jobs to come :)

Claudia said...

Ahhh, the command center! My kids loved theirs.

Kimberly said...

riiighhhhhtttt... easier.... just wait for the Habitrail - I'm pretty sure my daddy "lost his religion" that night - christmas eve - when we were about 8 and 10, respectively, apparently it was an all nighter trying to get that bad boy together in silence... and then woken up by 2 squealing and way past excited kids with brand new "rats" (my dad's pet name for the hamsters thereafter)

kimm said...

Great assembly job :o) But like others have said.... the big ones aren't the problem! It's the Barbies and Little People that give you grief! Just remember when the day comes that Craigslist and garagesales rock... it means that someone else has removed all the nasty packaging!

Rachel said...

Man Nate..I can not believe how much she looks like her Daddy.

Good Job on the toy assembly and congrats on the new house.

David said...

Oh my word-that toy will be a lifesaver!!!!!!! My kids LOVED to hang out in that thing!!!!!!!! Good job!!!!

andiewade said...

oh the exersaucer! i couldn't have gotten anything done without it. hope she has fun!

Wendy Glosser said...

Welcome to your first of hundreds of projects in your future! LOL Good job daddy!

twin power mommy said...

i love exersaucers. They are a blessing to all parents, and not too hard to put together, i think.

Now laminate flooring, is not so easy. We did about 800 sq. ft. of our home two years ago, and it was rough.
My hubby, being the perfectionist that he is, spent alot of time preparing the cement before laying the boards down.
Ours looks great now, but it was indeed of lot of work for both of us!

Froggymama said...

Wow, what a good husband you are! My hubby "disappears" everytime I bring home something new.

chocolate hug said...

Hey Nate, I'm not sure what kind of camera you're shooting with but I have a little pointer for you in relation to lighting. If you have a digital SLR get a detachable flash that has bounce and swivel capabilities. When you're in the house you can aim the flash at the ceiling and use the ceiling to bounce the light, it will come back as a nice and soft light. That way you won't get so many harsh shadows or those photos where the back ground is really dark and your subject is almost too white. The flash is really fun to play with as you can bounce it off walls and floors and even people if you'd like!

diana

Rebecca said...

usually people give those away and they are already put together... bless your heart! you are a lot more patient than most guys!!! Go Nate!

Jan said...

Looking at these pics...makes me just say...PRAISE GOD...that sweet tiny baby is growing so well and so much.

The Rosetto's said...

Yeah! You got the tea party saucer!! I saw this at wal mart and almost bought it even though I have no babies that need it nor do I plan on having anymore nor do i know anyone who needs it. BUT it is so darn cute. I hope G loves it.

Christie, Jeff and Kennedy said...

we have the same exersaucer! I hope Gwyneth likes hers as much as Kennedy does!

Danine said...

Oh I miss those days! Just remember to not get too many of those toys for Christmas and try to be the overzealous parents and put them together all before Christmas morning....lesson learned BIG time on that one! Have a blast with Gwyneth, enjoy every minute.

Mrs. U said...

Adorable post!! I am usually just a lurker (and pray, too!!), but chuckled when I read this and had to comment. My husband always says that the hardest part of being a father is assembling toys! HAHAHA!!

His,
Mrs. U

Misty Rice-Baniewicz said...

Aww reminds me when I put together Morgans. she loves hers. I put it next to the patio doors and she loves to watch all the movement outside when in hers.

Good job!