now that i will be home with the boys full time, i am seriously organizing and preparing for the summer. particularly in the backyard. camden has a few more weeks of school, but after that we will find ourselves with lots of time on our hands.
i remember loving my backyard as a kid, but when i look around our background now it feels kind of empty and i wonder what they can do back there.
i don't want to fill it up with plastic toys and junk, but I am trying to find something that will encourage them to stay and play out there as long as possible.
if i had large trees, i would start with a hammock. but we don't have any. and i've been thinking of this all day...
image is from cookie magazine blog
except i'd want one meant for the outdoors and they are crazy expensive. i'm not feeling up to making one either.
i am also considering a sandbox. but glen is convinced it will be a mud pit, and get dragged in the house. so we're not sold on that idea either.
what's in your backyard? what keeps your kids, if you have any, busy and occupied? help!