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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Corners of Our Home 19

it is true

chime
sand

every small child loves a sandbox

we spend a lot. a lot. of time in our backyard. i am not a big fan of using the air conditioner (sorry, d, i realize it is 100 degrees but i just don't like the a/c. plus with the kids going in and out and in and out... you know...) and our yard is our place to escape when the temps rise. if we aren't in the pool - which isn't very shaded (yet) so is used mostly at the end of the day - we are on the patio - painting or doing chalk drawings or playing hopscotch - or we are on the lawn - throwing the ball or playing croquet or putting on a stage show on our make-shift stage - or now, we are in our newly built (thanks again hon!) redwood sandbox under the almost shade of the tree we planted four summers ago. we put some new windchimes in the tree and wait for the breeze to ring them, and to cool us, as we dig for hidden treasure in the sand...

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6 comments:

Marissa said...

Sounds wonderful! I used to LOVE sandboxes... and I STILL love windchimes and spending time outside!

Amy said...

Sounds pretty inviting, despite the heat. My husband and I have little battles over the AC too. I'd love to use it less but he gets so hot. Another great corner!

molly said...

can the girls and I come over tomorrow? wouldn't that be nice....is that wind chime gigantic or is it just the angle??! wow. it's beautiful.

lisa s said...

that's it - i'm coming over. i'm inviting myself. pool... sandbox... yeah. i'm there.

hannah said...

oh hooray! i am not an a/c person either. my husband thinks im crazy! but sandbox and pool? why would you ever go inside, except to get a snack of course :)

Tracy said...

it is a gigantic wind chime molly - about 8 ft long. it consists of bells made from dried river mud but for the life of me i can't remember anything else about it. its been stored until now - waiting for the girls to be old enough to know not to swing from it! oh - and you can come over anytime :)