Saturday, April 19, 2008

If you build it they will come....

The last time we talked with "Big Daddy" we left him on Wilson Creek boating, so lets get you to present day and find out what Worth has been up to! I was wanting, I mean BellaRose was wanting a sandbox in our backyard, and we begged Worth to build us one. One of the MANY beautiful things about being married to Worth is he is an amazing carpenter. I have an idea of something I want and he just runs with it and makes something so much better and more beautiful then I could have ever imagined. As you all know we have had some really gorgeous days here in the Blue Ridge Mountains which sometimes make it hard for Worth to work and I am not exactly pressing him to work either. It feels like College when I would skip class because the weather was just too pretty (you know Mom and Dad I still graduated, and in 4 years so it is all okay). So what do you do on a gorgeous day in the mountains? You build a sandbox!





It took 2 days to build, 700 lbs of sand (that I lifted, thank you very much), and a lot of sunscreen for BellaRose.

Where the hinges are is a toy box, the back of the sandbox closest to the ugly fence is a planter!


To inaugurate the sandbox we had an impromtu playgroup friday morning and I do believe the sandbox was a hit. Susan brought bubbles and this was the first time that Bellaose has ever seen bubbles. I think she loved them, but had no idea what they were.

Worth is at the beach right now (too bad he did not just "steal" the 700 lbs of sand) and is wanting pictures up here on the blog so he can show his buddies and Big Poppa and T-love! I hope you do enjoy and please come play. There is room and enough seats for all.

14 comments:

Tripp, Jack & Charlotte said...

AMAZING! how bout you guys make a visit out here! we need a big sandbox that holds at least 3+ kids! im so jealous it looks awesome and love the slide!

KatieKate said...

DUDE. That box is a work of art. Did we luck out with the handy husbands or WHAT???

Rebecca said...

well that is just about the coolest thing I have EVER seen. What a renaissance man! :)

Jessica, Myron and Rylie said...

I need one of those handy builder husbands. Mine really wants to be at heart. He thinks about it hard. e has fabulous ideas. But they don't eve come out quite as envisioned. poo

We will come over and play soon.

Shanna, Adam and Gracen said...

may i borrow worth? perhaps he can give adam a tutorial...

LisserCoates said...

LOVE it! Such a handy man to have around the house. When he is done with Adams Lesson its JP's turn...

Becky Swann said...

Oh we will be coming over ALOT this summer! As soon as I get my see legs back you will be seeing the stroller coming across the street more and more

Courtney said...

Oh my.. How cool.. I love the toy box idea in the side.. So smart you two! And BR with those bubbles! Adoreable!

It was so good to see you this weekend and BR.. I'm glad you "crashed" the breakfast! = ) Much love to you all!

jenniferperry said...

Chad and I were just talking about building a sandbox for next year- I LOVE the toy box idea- Is your s in the sun or shade- I say shade- less sunscreen, Chad says sun- the sand stays drier- what'd you do?

I love the garden idea, but with 2 brown thumbs, not green, I will just stick with a sandbox for outdoor adventures...

Dan, Annie, Will and Mocha said...

O, we'll be there all summer too, can't wait. Thanks for building
"us all" a sandbox Worth.

Heidi and Richard King said...

Now that you have made the perfect sandbox, Worth, how about you start working on the pool in the back yard!!!! Seriously, your house is soon to be the top pick for all the kiddos...and parents! Nice job to all, I can't wait to come play...and I will bring our bubble machine, Bella Rose!

Just April... said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes!

The sandbox looks like a hit, and BellaRose is really going to grow up enjoying that! The toy chest and planter box are cool, creative touches.

I am sure I don't have to tell you this, but I remember that people used to cover them up when not in use b/c cats, dogs and other stray animals will use sandboxes as a place to poo. Just thought I ought to mention it!

Jimmy said...

Worth, beautiful work. Can you come to Michigan, we are redoing our master bath and need help....

I built a sandbox for Heather when we lived in South Carolina. I remember when I got the sand I caused all four of the tires on the pickup to go flat, too much sand.

She still talks about the sandbox and jungle gym that went over it later...I am sure BellaRose will do the same.

Course you know that it's our wives that do all the planning. Good job Sunday.

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