Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Backyard Fun

It is important to me for the boys to spend quality time outdoors each day. Since we have an average sized yard surrounded by neighbors on every side, there isn't much to explore. Last year was our first Summer in this house, and our backyard was pretty boring. So this year, I am trying to make our backyard as interesting as possible by adding fun areas that will hopefully lead to more creative outdoor play. 

We have the new (to us) playset that Phillip's uncle gave us...


Our first vegetable garden...



The bird watching corner...


With our recently painted "Love Rocks"...


Stumps for climbing and jumping...


A sand and dirt pit for digging...


And the most recent addition...a Mud Pie Kitchen that was inspired by this post on Rhythm of the Home.


Phillip built it out of reclaimed scrap wood and cut out a hole to fit an old stock pot to be used as a sink. The boys love it!



Here is Buddy's first pie baking in the "brick oven"...


I have a feeling that I'm going to be eating a lot of mud pies and drinking lots of mud coffee over the next couple of months.

I hope you are having a fun first week of Summer!

Always, 

Amanda