Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Sandbox Is Back!

We've had a sandbox as a backyard staple off and on for years.  After the last one got yucky mucky we never got around to replacing it.

I thought about it a lot this spring when the weather was so nice, but Tyler was in the middle of a huge put-everything-in-reach-into-mouth phase and I just didn't feel like feeding him a diet of sand.

Or standing watch over him so he wouldn't eat the sand.

All that to say, as of this week... we are back in the sand!


As expected, Tyler loves it!  And - yay! - as far as I know, he hasn't eaten a lick!

Handy sandbox tip: In case you haven't noticed, sand sticks to hot sweaty bodies.  Instead of your kids hosing each other off when they are done playing in the sand (my big boys' preferred method) you can meet them at the door with a sprinkling of baby powder. Sprinkle on, rub in, and the sand falls away easily!  And stays outside instead of in!
Do you have a backyard sandbox?

6 comments:

Lisa said...

Looks like some good clean....um....gritty..fun!

ArkGrandma said...

Thanks for the videos..I really did enjoy. It looks like they are having so much fun.

Cindy said...

Do I have a backyard sandbox? My entire yard is a sandbox. In fact, my entire life is a sandbox. ;)

Suzanne said...

Okay, LOVED the baby powder trick - I've never heard of such. And how do you keep cats from um.. using it? I would love to have one, but worry about that.

Amy said...

We usually use a kiddie pool for the sandbox, and the next size up pool, inverted, for a lid. It is light enough for the bigger boys to manage themselves, and as long as we remember to cover the sand when we are done, it stays cat-free!

Sheri said...

How do you keep the fire ants out?