Friday, April 23, 2010


Reese is an architect. Yes, you read that correctly, an architect.

She builds forts. Remember the kind you made as a kid? We all did it... dragged every chair, blanket and pillow in the house to one location and precariously clothespinned the pieces together until it filled the living room. Then you had to climb inside, invite your imaginary friend over, and play for hours until exhaustion finally won and you would fall fast asleep in your new palace.

Those forts are Reese's specialty. She has made them for as long as I can remember. In fact, she was only 4 months old when she made this fort:

As she has gotten older her dedication and skill set has grown considerably. We come home after every outing and find our bed pillows rearranged into some fort-like concoction. Sometimes her blueprints only require 1 or 2 pillows. Other times it is a quad-pillow design.

While pillows are without a doubt Reese's favorite building block, she is not opposed to other materials. On occasion, we have unknowingly pushed her to be extremely resourceful. Should Reese find that all the pillows are otherwise occupied, she can still continue on her lifelong mission of fort building.


  1. You are my favorite commenter... okay so you may be my only one, but I get super excited when I find out I have a message!

  2. How impressive! You should get her a tent for her birthday. :)

  3. Taylor--I am glad you like my commenting! :-)