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.