Friday, May 16, 2008

New Sandbox!






We have a big tree that has grown over our flower garden - a wild tree that nobody planted and is too close to the fence. We have grape vines along that same side of the fence that send shoots way way up into the tree and in the middle of the summer it feels a little like a jungle in that corner of the garden. The roots at the base of the tree have made it so that nothing will grow in the ground, so we thought it was the perfect place for a sandbox. Smack dab in the middle of the garden, right in moms line of sight from the kitchen window, lots of shade for the kids to escape to from the summer heat. Much to my surprise, the kids are completely occupied by these 'digging and building things'. They will play forever in my friends sandbox and always cry and scream like unbehaved little children when we have to make them leave. So now we have one of our own and hopefully a fun spot for the kids and their friends. (hopefully not the cats). I'm thinking this is going to give me a little summer sanity. It's much better than trying to keep Becks from constantly running in the road in the front yard - Anyone want to come over and play?



7 comments:

THE BECKSTRAND FAMILY said...

Becks--dude, you are getting so big! It's been way to long. We need to get together over a nice warm bottle :)
We're so coming over--just as soon as our mom changes our diapers!
-Annika & Mia

it's a good thing you're cute said...

It's such a picturesque place for a sandbox! I love you hanging baskets!

Mimi said...

You have a beautiful backyard. Our kids love our little cheap plastic sandbox too - the only problem is it keeps filling up w/rain water and I still can't keep them out of it. Oh well, messy kids aren't all that bad. So fun to see you at Women's conference and love getting a better feel for your life through your blog.

Candy said...

What a great little hideaway. Always great when you can check on them from a window.
Your hanging flowers are beautiful. I'm thinkin' my yard needs a few extra years of maturity now.

Kierstin said...

I'm sure Max and Kaela would love to come and enjoy the new sand box! Anytime you want to have two more kids to watch for awhile, let me know ;)

Anonymous said...

Makell,
I am loving your childrens convos with you. And Harrison is excited about the party because now he thinks he gets to come over afterwards and play in the sandbox because he is afterall Dudders bestest friend.

The Stones said...

Ooh, can we come play? Just a warning though, Kallie had her first "accident" in a sandbox...