Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Summer is here which usually means spending afternoons at the pool. Lattely though the weather hasn't cooperated with our plans. Today was quite chilly until mid afternoon. (By that time kids start to get picked up so it was too late to go swimming.)
In our back yard there are several popular areas to play. D and G and J can usually be found driving tractors in the sand and making roads and fields. Various children are swinging and sliding. The small slides are often bedrooms. The climbing domes in the front yard are anything from a house to a secret hideout for the Power Rangers or video game characters.
One of the most popular areas is our fort. Some days it's a restaurant, some days a house. The other day it was "Linda's". Our fort was originally built back in 2006 by a former employee who was a 'Jill of all trades.' It's been adjusted and reinforced many times since then. As I watched them play in there over the past few weeks I've felt it needed a little sprucing up.
Since today was a little too cool for swimming right at 1 o'clock, I decided it would be a fun project for the school kids. I had some paint let over from the trim on the house. Of course it was purple!
We put on long paint shirts in hopes of keeping the paint off of them. (In the end we ended up with some paint in hair and on the faces.)
Someone even tried to paint the tree.
Once it was finished we roped it off and put 'Wet Paint' signs up so the younger kids who were napping wouldn't get paint all over themselves.
The finished fort looks great and should have many hours of imaginative play left in it.
Thanks kids! AWESOME JOB!!
Posted by ll at 7:57 PM