Monday, April 24, 2006

The Turtle and the Fort

Saturday evening and most of Sunday afternoon, M, A and some friends worked on building a fort in the backyard. We have a Large pile of bricks (bought cheaply from our neighbors, for yard projects). The kids decided that bricks would be the perfect building material - after all, the little pig who built his house of bricks had the strong, safe house. So, bricks it was. Sunday after church they had gotten one wall up and were starting on another.

Note that the kids had been alternating bricks for more stability. However, that was not enough stability. Something happened and A leaned on the wall (or touched it wrong or ?) and the wall came partly down. This caused great outrage and before I got a chance to see what was going on, M and his friend decided that it was not fixable and kicked the rest of the fort down.
I suggested a double thick layer of bricks in the future, but was informed that there are NOT enough bricks for that. And no thanks, but I don't believe I'll be buying several hundred more bricks for this endeavor.

Somewhere in the middle of this, the kids were getting something from the garage and found an intruder - of the slow kind.

He's really rather cute. It took him a while to come out of his shell after the shock of being picked up and forcibly removed from the garage out to the driveway.


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