When my kids were little, one of our favorite things to play with was the sandbox!! For me as much as for them, I think. My Dad, "Papa" built them a wooden sandbox with seats on the corners. Gennifer and her cousin Donavon, were the first to use that sandbox. And they loved it. Then a few years later, when Erika was big enough to join in, it was used and loved even more! I don't know what ever became of that sandbox, but we had it on our patio when we lived in a little duplex, and I can remember hours and hours of fun out there. We would wet the sand, and make sandcastles, and burry our feet, and put our little people in there, and yes, threw a lot of it outside the sandbox too!! No worries, it swept up fine. I couldn't WAIT for my grandchildren to have a sandbox. That day came today. I found colored silica sand at WalMart and instead of the 49.00 Turtle Sandbox with lid, I used the 10.00 yellow pool I bought last week during a heat wave. Same exact size, and much more economical. I didn't fill the sandbox too much this time, not knowing yet how the kids would react, and how much would stay in the box. I put Noah in it after his nap today. He LOVED it! He filled and dumped, and refilled and dumped, no less than a hundred times!! Made vroom-vroom noises with his trucks, and had gleeful expressions on his face the entire time. A little bit did escape the box, but I swept it up and put it right back in. This is going to be hours and hours of fun I can tell. Hannah Bug....hurry over. Claire, you are a few months away yet from enjoying it, but you will too.
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