In the lead up to Poss’ birthday, there was a lot of
nagging talk about a catwalk. Not a red carpet, not some chairs arranged in a couple of rows but a ‘real’ catwalk. It needed screens, a backdrop and it had to be raised. Apparently a fashion party must have a catwalk.
You see, her grandpa made her a stage last year. Yep, you read that right – he made her a stage for her ballet party. For her and her friends to dance upon. So there was precedence. A challenge was set between the almost-7-year old and her grandpa.
Plans were drawn, a day was set aside. A team was assembled. They arrived onsite early and the construction began.
We were concerned at this point that we might have needed a planning permit…
Poss and Lucy dog on ‘site management’ duty
This was about lunchtime, it was starting to take shape
Poss the poser – she can never resist and opportunity for a pic!
Almost done – still a toolbox or two to clean up!
Many hours later we ended up with this……………………….
So today, linking up with Kate from Kate Says Stuff, I am thankful for my step-dad, Poss’ grandpa, Fred.
Not only is he a completely fabulous guy, he takes on her crazy challenges with a smile and is yet to let her down. He loves doing these things for his grandkids – he is building his other grandchild a wooden rocking horse as we speak! We wouldn’t swap him for the whole wide world.
Fred is a builder by trade (like a real proper builder, not just a catwalk, stage building builder), so if you are looking for a great builder, who is even open to building a little girls dream, you can contact him here at Sage Building Services.
For those party chicks that read my blog (and I know you are lurking out there), the catwalk and the background panels (which are all re-coverable in whatever fabric you like and can be separated) are all available for hire in Melbourne.