Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Fort Myers

My niece has been staying with me quite a bit lately. She is ten and one of her favorite things to do has always been to build forts. My dining room table is covered with blankets and there are pillows, flashlights and books underneath the table.
She has been wanting to build a fort outside but couldn't figure out how and since we are a classy bunch she and SH worked together and built this beauty... in the front yard. It comes equipped with lights, soft padding for a floor and seating for at least 6.






She got the bigger kids to play for a while and when they were finished so was she. It has been in the yard for 3 days with no one going in it. I took her back to my moms to spend a few days and that fort may have to come down.....or I may have to go climb in it and read a good book. It is cleaner than my house.


Today we shopped and shopped. School starts in 10 days. DD got her new school shoes and they are very, umm, pink. I'll post a picture later when she wakes up from her nap. She will be 18 in a few weeks and NOW she takes naps.

6 comments:

Lynn - the piggy bank painter said...

I love it! Very creative. And if has lasted for days, well then, it must be very sturdy too. Looks like a great place to read a book.

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Wonderful World of Weiners said...

I miss the days when building a fort was all I had to do.... sigh....

Hallie :)

Kellan said...

That's a great fort and what a great memory you helped her make!

Take care - Kellan

Monkling said...

Now that is what I call a tent! Brings back memories. I think I need to go see my niece & nephews real soon.

kim-d said...

I definitely think you should keep the fort for yourself--reading, napping, pondering and such :). You could put up a "KEEP OUT" sign when you want to be alone. Is that three of the K Kids that I spy in that fort? Awww...and I need to see the pink shoes.

Lanny said...

Cool fort! Linus would be jealous.