The kids and I are at my parents house in North East Georgia. We will be here for over 2 weeks.
This is the first summer that my parents have had a backyard that my kids could play in. It is wonderful and beautiful. You walk through a vegitable garden that is lined with wild flowers to get to the back part of the yard. That is where the play house, fort, and swing set are. My dad spent last year building all this for his grandkids. The whole area is fenced in and surrounded by trees. I love being able to send the kids down there to play. They like to eat their meals there, too.
A few weeks ago, my brother's kids spent a few days with my parents. They spent that time painting and decorating the playhouse. They went to yardsales and bought furniture and household items to put in the house. Abbie, my niece wrote a song about the playhouse and wanted to make a portfolio about it. Nathan, my 13 year old nephew has actually been playing and really geting into it. He built the fort out of life size lincoln logs that my dad had made. When we got here, Nathan and Levi built a split rail fence to go around the fort.
I am thanking God that my kids have such great grandparents and we are able to be here to make some wonderful memories.