I know my dad well, so I don't know why I was so surprised when I saw what HE had in mind. It's nicer than our HOUSE. Audrey was SO good about not peeking. He built it in his garage and worked for weeks. Anytime we were over there and the garage door opened, Audrey would throw her hands over her eyes and dramatically exclaim "no want ruin my uprise!" (surprise.) And oh what a wonderful uprise it was!
Here's my girl with my mom seeing her play house for the first time on Christmas day.
Welcome to THE playhouse of all playhouses.
By the way, her front door was an old door from our house. We had several doors that we removed while renovating, and we've just been saving them in the shed until we had a use for them. My dad cut one down and now she has a little piece of history in HER house.
Complete with her own rocking chair for some front porch rockin'.