Monday, June 9, 2008

Simply Sand

So much fun! When Bill suggested we refill our much neglected sandbox, I readily agreed. We took the trailer to a local rock and mulch place and asked for "half a load" of sand. For $16 we got way more sand than needed to fill our sand box. (Enough to fill in a few holes around the yard too.)

I can't remember how much those bags of sand are at the store, but I remember it would have been more than $16 to fill our box. If you don't have a sand box, a cheap plastic swimming pool will do. One year, for my nephews birthday we bought a sunflower shaped pool at Dollar General which now happily serves as a sand box on their back porch!

Finally the key to success of this plan was that the children had to "do the work"!

I know, Bill doesn't look so happy to move the sand, but he sure has been happy building cities, towns and the rock and mulch supply place, ever since!


Anonymous said...

One of the best presents my dad ever gave us was to build us a great big sandbox when Robert was about a year old. Like you, we used a truck to get a half scoop of sand and that filled the box to overflowing, which was great for the boys, who just flung the sand out anyway.

It was a sad day when I looked at the sandbox and saw weeds growing in it, and all the toys in it faded and dilapidated. The kids hadn't used the sandbox in over a year. We finally dismantled it.

When I have grandkids I'm going to get them a sandbox and a load of sand. That is, if their mother approves. I sure do pray that she'll be the kind that approves. :)

The Ski's said...

Thanks for all your positive comments and all your info on your site. I enjoy your site and have not had time to browse much.

I appreciate your info on the stents. We go tomorrow to see what our surgeon says. I HATE them. I want to do right and keep them in, but they are such a bear to get in and Reid can not STAND putting them in. Once they are in, he seems ok. It is just the in out, in out thing. Horrible. I am anxious to see what Wed. brings. Our PS is definitely FOR the stents, even to the extreme of 6 months or more. Yuck. I guess the top PS in the nation uses stents for 12 months. I think I would commit myself to an institution if I had to do this to my child. In fact, I may have to do that anyway after 3-6 months of these! : ) We will see what Wed. brings.

Thanks for staying so positive. I appreciate your blog, and hope to not wait so long to visit again. I am glad that Holly is recoperating well. Sleep is better, huh? Reid is still up at night to eat....2 times last night. I am pretty worn down from that alone. Then, the stents don't allow for restful sleep for him either. Hopefully, one day!

Take care, and thanks for the comments! Have a great day!