Friday, April 13, 2012

Tree Fort

We had one nice day over Easter at the lake and we had predetermined that our goal was to build a sweet tree fort for the kids. Thursday morning we headed out on a walk to find the perfect location. There were many options but we committed to an area on the way to the corral that had some perfectly spaced trees.

There was tons of deadfall from crazy winds so we had the kids help us haul branches to the fort locale.  The boy one helped us hold up branches to nail and saw off the ends :)


To be honest, the little's interest was very short lived but the tall one and I were determined to do it anyways. The kids had a blast running through the paths around us and exploring with Gma and Gpa.


The littles showing off the progress to Gma after lunch.




Bear approves.




The boy one spent a good deal of time creating this "Rock Party". It's a fascinating piece really.




Still going strong!




Fort almost complete. Walls and roof are up!




The tall one decided it wasn't "private" enough so he started weaving branches through vertically.


The kids and I took a wagon out to the horse shelter and picked out some furniture (aka stumps).


Now the fort is already for decorating and playing the next time we visit!


Monday, April 9, 2012

A Girl and Her Bear...

Over Easter we had one nice weather day and so we spent every minute of it outside. The girl one absolutely adores her stuffed bear "Bear" and doesn't go anywhere without him. I've been wanting to do a little photo session of the two of them and A Girl, Her Bear and the Woods seemed a good fit. 





I love that they will have memories of being at Gma and Gpa's house traipsing through the woods...


The boy one - so handsome.



The boy one is a little harder to catch on film since he's often a blur even to the naked eye but if you'll notice he always has a car of some sort in his hand. This weekend he was attached to a police motorcycle from the gparents. It did not leave his hand. He's never been one for stuffed animals but he brings a car with him to sleep every night.




Sigh.


I asked Hanny to set Bear up for a picture and to help Bear say "cheese" for the camera. After this she came behind me to get Bear to look at the camera and smile. She's a good mom.


We'll be hanging a portrait of Bear in the kids' new room.


Fun exploring with Daddy!






Bear is an excellent subject. He cooperates so well. I hope Hanny gave him a treat!




Pretty sure she's on a pretend phone here.


I have a few more pics to grab of Bear and Han around our house and yard and then I'll be writing her a little book about her adventures with Bear. Stay tuned!