Tyler knows how much I like quirky animal sculptures, so for Christmas he handmade me some scrap wood animals inspired by the work of artist Nina Tolstrup. He used scrap wood from the 10 years worth of projects we have done at our house. For instance, the painted portions of the elephant were cut from our house siding that was removed when we had a door added to our back laundry/bath. I have been wanting him to get rid of the multiple bins of scrap wood that he's been hoarding behind our garage for years, but now I'm glad he hung on to them. I love these little guys, and they are the most creative and thoughtful gift he's ever given me.