Blog Catch Up: PART 6
Months ago Madison started a deck project on the play fort to expand it. I posted the start of the project HERE. Madison worked very hard and finished the project the week before Mary Ann was born. His brothers and Ruth Ella are really having a ball with the new deck and added space to play...oh the imagination and adventures they are having :)
The deck was finished first, and then Madison added the railing for much needed safety. You can see some of the wood is new and some is old. The old wood was from some old fencing that was given to us. Madison took the old fence and disassembled it by removing all the old nails, he then cut the wood down to make the slates. It's wonderful to be given things like this wood, and recycle it and create something new out of it.
Madison then put a new tarp to shade part of the fort, he bought a few tiki torches as accents, and then hung a couple of lanterns.
To finish off the fort/ship (it all depends on what their playing that day) Madison hung an anchor off the side next to the slide.
Attached on the opposite end of the deck/fort is this little house. It has been many things over the years a pool house, a girls club house, and now it's been lifted off the ground onto beams making it a boys fort! Madison and the older 2 boys enjoy camping out in there, sometime I'll have Madison take pictures to show how they have painted and decorated it.
Here is something I thought some of you might like, this is our new outside sink. And I love it!!!
Arthur began a few months ago looking for an outside sink that the boys could,well you know wash boy hands in before entering the house. After much searching and reviewing Arthur found this one from AMAZON called the Sync-It at a very reasonable price.
We leave soap there for sand, mud, and just plain old dirty fingers to wash up. Arthur also bought a camping water hose for the sink, that way when a little boy wants to have a drink it's a safe hose:)
As you can see it just drains right out the bottom, so no mess! Really as a Mama of 6 boys and a busy husband, I highly recommend this sink it gets 5***** from me!