5.03.2008

Sharing Sand Man

I have been wanting the kids to spend more time outside, more specifically outside in our BACK yard. Their choice place is in the garage, and front yard, so decided to make the back yard a little more appealing. This weekend we decided to add a sandbox.

Isaac has been in this sandbox ALL day. As soon as breakfast was over he was out the door, and after his afternoon (weekend) nap, he was right back outside.


A second "Little Tykes" car was also purchased this weekend. Isaac and Ainsley had been fighting over our ONE for weeks. I know some might say they should learn to share the ONE. . . but my theory is every child has their OWN bike. . . and these are our backyard bikes.

Lucky for me they now SHARE the TWO cars. Each taking turns riding in the blue and then the yellow.


This last picture is our little stick of a tree we planted on Earth Day. Isaac calls it "His Tree", and is very diligent about giving it water and checking on the tree every morning. Yesterday it sprouted/grew (?) it's first leaves. Isaac must be doing something right!

14 comments:

Lara said...

Isaac must have a pretty green thumb! Love the pictures!

Lara said...

Oh...and I was going to tell you to get your thyroid tested. BUT make sure you find a doctor who will test your free T3 and T4 because that matters a lot, and most of them just test TSH, which can look totally normal even when the other two are way off. That is what happened to me. Several years of thyroid tests coming back "normal" until I found the doctor I am with now last year. Life changing, I tell ya.

FickleZeal Photography said...

Thanks for the comments & congrats on the new camera! :)

I would recommend a good zoom walk around lens and then later maybe try a prime.

Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM and/or Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM

Matt-Whitney said...

Fun!! Have you seen the water like sand boxes. They sit up off the ground and you fill with water looks fun i think its by fisher price.

Brandi Jo said...

How cute! I have been wanting to get a sandbox for our back yard, but have dreaded it at the same time. Justin and I decided to not get one because we have a fountain. All the sand would end up in there or all over the yard. So... I guess maybe our next house??! Who knows. I love the cars! Those are cute. We have to do the same thing. If we get something for Aiden, we have to get it for Gavin or it turns into a huge fight. :-) Gotta love it! :-)

Aaron & Brittney (Dayton) Bond said...

Such good pictures! Looks like they love playing together. I thought about getting a sand box for Brynlie but then realized it is already getting too hot to go out! Enjoy the weather while you can! :)

sarah said...

How fun, I bet the weather is perfect for playing outside!

Bethanne said...

Fun, fun, fun. My kids would kill for something in our backyard...soon, but not quite yet. :) And a sandbox would be ingested by my son I think, so we might have to stick to the traditional swingset/slide thing.

I have a black thumb...I would kill it. Why don't you send your son over and help take care of my yard too?!

The Tate's said...

I think I need to make a few outdoor investments for the kids too. I am so bad I gave them both a spoon and just told them to go out there and dig. I think that is getting a little old, I am sure they would love the sand box idea. Now if only the weather was a little more predictable. Have a good day you guys!!

Shannon said...

Those are cute pics. I want a sandbox but first I guess I need a backyard. I love the little tikes cars though. I always wanted one when I was little so my mom got Preston one.

Will & Amy said...

If I come visit can I share the backyard bikes?? Looks like tons of fun!

Janette said...

The mess from the sandbox is SO worth it ... it's the only time my ears ever stop ringing over here.

Collins and Ashley said...

Hey Brooke! Your blog is very cute and your kids are adorable! It was fun talking to you the other day at stake conference!

Mortensen Family said...

ok- I love the pics you take. I am totally not a good picture-taker. I usually cut off someones head or something. you know, the important stuff! Anyway- how fun for palying out back, and that you got 2 cars! That is a constant fight at my house, over the 1 we have. Especially when the little cousins come over. Gunnar usually tries to defend his property, but that is where learning how to share with others comes in for him. He is usually pretty good about it with everything else, but when it comes to his car, he just doesn't want to give in. Maybe I should invest in another one as well!