Monday, July 18, 2011

Sand box!

We- okay, my hubby and niece- made the boys a sandbox this weekend! I had grandiose plans of making a BIG one (6'x8') but the sand alone was going to run about $300, so I downsized. The boys didn't really use the big plastic pool I bought (I don't know why when it's so freaking hot!) so it got repurposed.

I tried to take pictures of the project in progress but it was so stinking humid that my lens kept fogging up. I am not even kidding. We're talking tropical rain forest weather in Minnesota. Totally serious. See?

These pics are the best I could get...
First, my niece drilled a ton of tiny holes in the bottom and around the sides about an inch off the ground to allow water to drain out. Then my hubby poured fourteen 50-lb. bags of premium white play sand inside. Child labor. Ha ha! He was actually very excited about helping.
Viola! Instant sand box.

The boys were out playing in it this morning when they were supposed to be eating breakfast. At least they were busy, happy, and not fighting nearly as much. =) I'd still like a big sandbox, but this will do just fine for now.


  1. I bet they love that! Following from Sumo‘s Sweet Stuff link party. Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog. Hope to see you there.


  2. We did this last summer too! I should've used a bigger pool though. lol