Our older boys have always loved to play in the sand. They love to make castles, dig, play tractors and just get dirty. I remember that little tractors were a permanent fixture in the back of the van for many years (just in case we came across a park with perfect sand :) ). I kind of forgot about all the sand playing until this summer when Joshie cannot get enough of sand and tractors. You can often find him and his brothers trying all to cram into the little sandbox to play tractors and dinosaurs. At the beginning of the summer we decided that it was time to build a bigger sandbox so they could all climb in together. We scoured Pinterest and found a design that we liked and set out on a family outing to Lowes to buy all the supplies. The boys enjoyed helping Jason build the actual sandbox. Mathew especially showed a lot of interest in the measuring/cutting and actual building. So much so that he has asked to help with future projects. "Why yes Mathew, I can come up with more projects that dad can build with you!" Sweet more Pinterest pinning for me :)
Honestly I just wanted a fun colour of paint and this perfect red was in the 'made by mistake' mixed paint section and only cost $2.50 woohoo!
We filled it with sand are are making a cover for
The kids have gone crazy over this new sandbox! I can't believe all the laughter and adventures that occurred in our sandbox this summer :)