Wednesday, May 28, 2008

~ Sandbox Fun ~

I'm sure some of you might be wondering why I haven't posted any updated photos of my schoolroom . You know like photos of a clean, neat, tidy school room. Well, I promise you, they are coming.
It's not like I sit around here all day picking my toes or anything. It's just that well, I get a little sidetracked. I'm a sanguine, and I have a small attention span. I get bored easily, I completely blame it on being allowed to watch far too much t.v. as a kid. So let that be a warning to you, go right now and tear your child away from the television or you will be sorry!

Actually, the room looks 100 hundred times better. It's pretty much done, I still have to put away 3 piles of stuff and organize the bookshelves. It's just that the weather got really nice over the weekend, so I got busy with other "outdoor" projects.
We built a sandbox for the kids, and started our garden.
Here where we live in Canada the weather has just been obliging enough to allow us to plant our veggies. The potatoes and onions just went in yesterday. Weeding, tilling, and prepping the area is a lot of work you know, and it allows no distracting thoughts, like a little old schoolroom!

Okay, maybe my excuses aren't cutting it for you, but these cute pictures of my kids loving their new sandbox might.

This area of our yard was a real eyesore. Piles of weeds, and scrap wood. Tradesman was able to redeem some of the wood to build the sandbox, we had just enough. The rest we will burn. It was a big job sorting through it all and moving it around. I know this because I well, um watched.

It was no piece of cake shoveling and filling wheelbarrels of sand to push half away across the yard to be dumped either.
I was literally sweating from where I watched propped up comfy in my lounge chair. Of course, the ice-cold lemonade helped to keep me cool. I do remember vaguely, my boys and tradesman glaring at me now and then. I don't know what their problem was, I did offer them some lemonade as well!

Just think if I hadn't had slaved...ahem... overseen this big job this past weekend, these babies would not be having the time of their life that they are currently having now.

Ahhhh, I know it's a tough job, but somebodys gotta do it!


Salty Star said...

that sand box looks great! I want to build (o.k, have DH build) something just like that in our yard. Where did you get the sand? Was it expensive (if you bought it)?

Kimmie said...

Wow, my kids would love this...Dare I ask how much sand this took?
Not sure I could convince my Knight...but I know my 5 year old son would love to build this.

mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

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