10 on 10 | June

The 10 on 10 is a blog circle project for amateur and professional photographers alike. The goal is to write a blog post to be published on the tenth day of the month and for the post to feature ten photographs taken on the same day or ten favourites across the previous month.  To keep moving your way around the circle, head to the clickable link to the next photographer at the end of this post.

This month I chose ten images from a building project my daughters embarked up on while we were visiting my parents.  They wanted to build my Mum (Granne) a club house.  Evie was the project manager but my Dad (Pups) taught both girls how to remove nails from wood, showed them how to saw, got them to mark out the spots required for sawing and nails and taught them how to pre-drill holes when the spiral nails proved too hard to hammer in.  We all delighted in their successes and final creation- even if it was heavily modified from the original idea due to a shortage of wood and energy.

 

I felt Pups was VERY brave to hold the nail steady this way.  It was Olive’s first time wielding a hammer…

Pups found an opportunity for his favourite ‘I cut off my thumb’ joke/trick.  Evie wasn’t sure at first but found it funny once she was certain he was okay.

 

The final product became known as The Square of Silence and is a quiet place for Granne to read a book.  Evie is proudly watching the maiden use of the end product.


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16 Comments:

  1. Shea
    June 11, 2018
    Reply

    Great stuff! Thanks for sharing this sweet story!

  2. Anna
    June 11, 2018
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    These are great. I love their creativity. So cute!

    • Penelope Hale
      June 16, 2018
      Reply

      Thanks, Anna. It was the perfect creative activity to document because I wasn’t a part of the project so didn’t feel I was swapping ‘being involved’ for making the pictures.

  3. Nikki Gould
    June 11, 2018
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    I think we could all use a square of silence. What an adorable little project to do with the grandparents. Beautifully photographed as well!

    • Penelope Hale
      June 16, 2018
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      We are headed back this coming weekend and Dad has said he will restock the wood pile in case they want to make some other things this time around. My nephews will be there as well so they may already have enough adventures going on. Thanks, Nikki 🙂

  4. Caroline M. Collins
    June 11, 2018
    Reply

    Funny and cute. Yes, your dad is brave but loving. Thanks for sharing!

    • Penelope Hale
      June 16, 2018
      Reply

      I should ask him if his fingers are still a little bit bruised haha

  5. Erika Kao
    June 12, 2018
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    These are the perfect days, and I think it’s so very important to let children learn skills, like how to slap down a hammer. What a beautiful share, Penelope.

    • Penelope Hale
      June 16, 2018
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      Thanks, Erika 🙂 This is the stuff of childhood, isn’t it!

  6. Lisa R. Howeler
    June 12, 2018
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    I want a square of silence right now. No. I’m serious. And that thumb trick? My dad does that all the time!

    • Penelope Hale
      June 16, 2018
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      I contemplated asking them to build me one as well 😀 They would probably still want to come in for cuddles though.
      Your Dad loves the thumb trick as well? How cool! I am curious to know where this Dad Academy is. You know, the weekend conference where soon-to-be-Dads learn bad jokes, thumb tricks and how to embarrass their kids.

  7. Jenn
    June 15, 2018
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    Love this! How great that they did it themselves and learned some new skills!

    • Penelope Hale
      June 16, 2018
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      It was all their idea as well which was cool. Aside from the sawing, Pups/Dad just provided guidance so they felt very accomplished.

  8. Adriana
    June 18, 2018
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    Kids love participating no matter the project, so funny.
    In this case, we should all get a square of silence… definitely!

    • Penelope Hale
      June 27, 2018
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      It is very true, isn’t it! From a very young age they want to build things (even if smashing it down is just as much fun).
      Thanks for stopping by and having a look, Adriana.


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