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Saturday, February 17, 2007

What do you do

when it's Saturday, your husband goes on an almost 3-hour bike ride, comes home long enough to take a shower, then has to go into work, and you have a 3-yr old to entertain?

Make a fort! Or, tent, as Kayla calls it. I'll be the first to admit I'm not the "fun and creative" parent in the family; and this is actually the first time I've done this (not counting the one time I made her a little tent by draping a sheet across the head/foot boards of her bed!)

Here is our fort/tent:




So I don't have the best experience at making a cool fort, but I think Kayla approved!

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think you made a really good fort!Looks like you had a nice afternoon having some Mommy and daughter time together.My kids use to love for me to make them forts also. I remember also have a fun time as a kid making forts with my mom.It's the time together that makes it special. You are creative! I can't believe you said you weren't.You are a wonderful mother who always thinks of fun stuff to do with your little angel.I think Kayla would agree with me on that.
love ya!
love,mimi

Linda said...

That fort has a distinctly familiar look about it. I believe you and I must have attended the same "fort-making" class. :-)
That happy smile says "Great Fort Mom!" You did a good job Michelle.

chelle said...

w00t Fort days are so much fun .... Looks like Kayla enjoyed the distraction!

Pamela said...

Wow! If that isn't the coolest fort...I don't know what is! Just look at Kayla's face, she is so happy and I bet she won't soon forget it! Way to go Mom!

Princess Morgan said...

Oh, I can remember turning my whole bedroom into one big fort. I spent hours playing in my fort. It was some of the most fun I had. Enjoy!!

Jessica said...

Tents are the best thing! That was my favorite past time when I was little!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

It is a cool fort!! And look at that little angels face. She totally approves. That's the best smile I've seen in a while:)

Kentucky Gal said...

Yep, judging from her big smile she was having a ball!!
:-D

Trace said...

That's a wonderful idea! I use to love doing that when I was a kid. haha. :)

Sara said...

Oh wow takes me back to my younger days :) We made forts just like that...Nathaniel likes them too :)

PEA said...

That brings back so many memories of when I would do that with my boys! hehe Kayla certainly looks like she's enjoying it! Love it! Hugs xox

Heather Noel said...

Looks like an awesome fort to me! And it looks like Kayla was having alot of fun.

Grandma said...

Michelle, that is an awesome fort. Boy did that bring back memories for me. I used to love making forts, but none of mine were ever as big as what you made for Kayla.

K.T. said...

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Kayla looks like she was having the time of her life! What a great Mommy you are- have a great hopefully long weekend!

-Andrea

Tracey said...

Look perfect to me! Sheets work the best and fitted sheets are great for spots that don't have perfect corners, just an fyi.

Air Force Family said...

Awesome fort! I'll have to remember this for Olyvia as she gets older.
I'd definitely say Kayla was having alot of fun!!!

Air Force Family said...

Thank you for explaining what the question meant in my book meme. I've now answered properly! lol

smileymamaT said...

May I just say, as a Certified Professional Living Room Tent Architect with 12 Years of Experience,(hee hee)..... that is one very awesome tent.
:) Looks like she had a blast!
T

PastorMac's Ann said...

Oh this looks like so much fun!! I remember building forts like this with my sister.

Forts don't have to be fancy to be lots of fun. You did a great job. And she obviously loved it!

Nisa said...

Wow!! You made a HUGE fort! That is so awesome! I once made a fort for the kids that took up most of the garage. They loved it so much they spent the night in it and even invited friends over to play in it. We left it up for 3 days and there was lots of crying when it finally had to be taken down. Kayla looks like she had a blast!!
love you! Thanks for helping me relive a great memory. I think I'll have to build another fort soon.

Beck said...

I think she loved it! Good job!

PastorMac's Ann said...

BTW - I tried to answer your referral question. Tell me how I did?

Thanks for dropping by. Seeing your comments always give me a lift!

Mike said...

Take it from me (ahem), an expert in making forts. That is a great fort.

Would you mind an unsolicited tip? When my 3-year old wants to play fort and I want to do something else, I build two forts -- one for me, one for my little one. He stays in his fort and do his own thing. I stay on my fort and I do my own thing (like, as my 3-year old would call it, computering.

Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com/

A Special Family said...

how wonderful! I am sure she will remember this for a long time!

I too am not quite the creative type, so I get it!

I meantioned you in my first grains of gratitude post today! Hope that was ok!!!

Anonymous said...

THE BIG SMILE SAYS IT ALL!!!! :)
children do not care if the fort is "perfect" or "accurate" It is "different" because this is something that is not done on a regular basis and that is what makes if "fun" and "enjoyable" and because a parent made it happen!!!! Love Mom

Angie said...

looks great to me!

Kari said...

You did a great job Michelle! We make tents that look just like that on occasion. :)

cabronsito said...

Just look at her face!!!
Children LOVE that kind of playing. I sometimes put a real tent (for one person) in the middle of our cave and then the kids disapear for a hole weekend!!
Except when they´re hungry or thursty.
;-))

hugs
Martin

~M~ said...

Forts are so much fun!

Misslionheart said...

I vividly remember the fun I had when I was little. Playing under sheets with my three younger brothers. Free entertainment is the best!