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A Childhood Oasis

Over the weekend our backyard went from “just a backyard” to more of a childhood oasis! On Friday Nick got the boys’ sandbox put together and filled with sand and then on Sunday a neighbor we’ve never even met offered us their swing set. Apparently they noticed the large flock of children in our backyard over the past week and their kids had outgrown the swing set.

On Saturday afternoon Jackson, Tyler, Chase and their new friend Connor had a ball playing in the sandbox! See that green canopy? That cranks down to double as a cover for the sand! Perfect for keeping rain and stray cats out. We bought the sand box from Sam’s Club, but now it appears Sam’s no longer carries it, but Costco does (web only)… Here’s the link.


Considering the swing set wasn’t picked up (literally – it was carried down the street!) until after the monkeys all went to bed Sunday night, the boys didn’t get to play with it until yesterday. Boy did they have a ball though! They’ve become little pros at going up and down the slide and are starting to figure out a couple of the swings.



Now that we have a coaster, a sand box and a swing set I’m thinking we’ll pretty much be living outside this summer. Playdate anyone?! Generosity

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