The Imaginary Treehouse

Children have a remarkable way of finding beauty in nearly everything they see.  In corners of the earth that are often overlooked.  In sound and simplicity.

My Lucia delights in an elevated root system sustaining a neighbor’s tree – playing in her treehouse nearly every single day.  We’ve been sneaking out before bathtime for sidewalk chalk and evening performances on her treehouse stage.  I look forward to this time of the day and the part of her that she still invites me to witness.

When I fail to see beauty, she finds it for me. 



  1. i love that quote, she is a gorgeous girl <3

  2. “When I fail to see beauty, she finds it for me.”

    I absolutely LOVE this.

    • Thanks so much Lindsay. She really does have a way of making me notice things in this world that I would never have noticed. I think it's one of the coolest things about being a parent.

  3. Beautiful post. It's so much fun to see the world through their eyes, while they're still willing to let us in.

  4. Love the quote!! Kiddos imaginations amaze me 🙂

  5. I enjoyed reading this. I always love when kids can play with their imagination. Mine is always cooking me up something great in her kitchen. 🙂

  6. You're absolutely right, the children do find the beauty, and the simplicity, and it's amazing when you sit back and notice it in them.

  7. This is so true! I know it's a bit different than what you're talking about however, I always try to find these “amazingly fun” games to play with my son…when all he wants to do is, “bake” me some cookies, cuddle, or watch the birds outside! God bless them 😉

  8. I love how you capture these little moments with your kids. You really do know how to live in the moment and its so beautiful!

  9. Love this photo and the idea of playing in the a tree (even if it is on a neighbor's lawn) 🙂

  10. I agree with Heather. You have such a nice way of capturing the little moments and sharing them with us. This was my favorite part of mothering… seeing the world through the eyes of my children. They can take us to such magical places. Hope you all are doing well. 🙂
    Leslie (Gwen Moss)

  11. I love the way you describe those unforgettable moments!! Love the picture 🙂
    Bjs, Ana

  12. Another beautiful post Monica.

  13. Sarah Beth says

    You are skilled at capturing childhood creativity. I agree that kids take us to such magical places.

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