Thursday, August 7, 2008

make-shift playhouse

Matty and I built a quick * and not very fancy* fort in the backyard yesterday. Basically, I nailed a sheet to the back fence, added a tunnel for the entrance and their pop-up tent for the other side. A soft blanket made the space cozy.

Simple as it was, the kid loved it. Brought all kinds of toys inside to make the space 'his' and...
had a friend over for lunch to make the space feel like home. Maybe next time we'll even make it a little fancier.

21 comments:

joy said...

forts are so fun! what a good mama you are!

Chrissie said...

so cute! we made a fort yesterday in the girls' bedroom. How funny.

Shan said...

Ummmm, I'd like your sheets as a fort - or on my bed :) Super cute!

Theresa said...

How fun! I always loved forts. Great looking lunch trays. Yummy!! You are a good fort mom.

Erin said...

what fun! it's perfect for boys! My boys are older and the youngest still loves forts!

Beth H said...

What a perfect fort. Nice and big so you can invite friends!

A Farmer's Wife said...

Cute and creative!!! I love it!

Sarah Markley said...

this is always fun!

Melody said...

I think the best hideouts/forts are the un-fancy ones! =)

Karen said...

Ah to be a kid again...simple, homemade forts are always the most fun!

Misty said...

you're such a cool mama! matty looks SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!

Jackie said...

This must be the week of forts. I kid you not my daughter & I made a fort in her bedroom just yesterday. It involved a blanket, a tent, a tunnel & a lot of imagination. Too cute = )

Carolina Mama said...

Oh that's great!

Jill Duarte said...

Love the sheets! I helped my three girls build a fort last week to keep them busy so I could get some computer time. It worked great! I used my two King sized sheets and sloped it from the top of the garage cabinets to the ground. It's huge and covers half our garage/playroom. It's been up for a week and the girls and their friends are out there again while I type. Forts are the BEST!!!!

Stephanie said...

That is so fun! A friend of mine made a little "condo" for her kids out of refrigerator boxes. They loved it! Simple but fun :)

Cristi said...

He is so cute. Looks a lot like his mom, huh?

mamalife said...

Kids have the BEST imagination and are just as happy with something make-shift and creative as with something quite planned out and fancy!

Laura and the family said...

I even enjoyed getting in a playhouse with my son... Sometimes I put the leaves on the table to make it bigger, then put the bed sheet on the top.. and have them sit in the middle of opening table. I use pillows, blankets and flashlights. They had a blast time. I'm sure Matt likes that.

Roo said...

awwww! so sweet!

my hubby ordered me one of your swanky necklaces. I LOVE IT. and am sending many admirers your way.

christa said...

I left something for you on my blog. :)

-Christa

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