When we first moved to this house a few years ago, we bought Makenna a sand box to play in.
Now, she is bigger, and she has a little brother who wants to play too. The sandbox was just not cutting it anymore.
(Taken last summer)
So, last fall, and this spring, we talked a lot about building a bigger sandbox. After all, now we had Tonka Trucks, Bulldozers, Loaders and the like. The kids needed something where they could spread out for some serious play.
Last weekend, I got my wish.
Jeff headed out to cut the grass and ended up at Rona instead. He came home with $24 worth of wood and said he was building a sandbox.
It took him under an hour to build it and we decided to put it under the lilac tree so they would be somewhat shaded while playing.
All we needed now was the sand. Lots of sand. My friend Patti was able to hook me up and said they'd be over after supper last night with a truck of sand.
Yep. They brought a truck alright.
So, with the help of "Chuck the Truck", a few good men, and their team of supervisors,
The kids now have a pretty decent sandbox. Big enough to dig for treasure, build princess castles with moats and drive a fleet of Tonka vehicles around.
I suggested it have a lid, to keep it from turning into a king sized litter box for the neighbourhood cats. And, by the time Makenna and I got home from this morning's swimming lessons, Jeff had that done too.
Works for me! Thanks hunny!
**Footnote to this story. To make it worth his while, Chuck the Truck and his few good men delivered sand to a number of friends' homes last night. Sadly I missed the best kodak moment of all, when the back of the truck malfunctioned and almost the entire load of sand came out onto the road in front of Jodi's house - the second house they visited, on the busiest street out of all of them. hee hee. It was also raining throughout most of this time so by the time Jeff got home, he was pretty cold and wet.