We have yet to finish the garden (compost/top soil should be delivered very soon!) or completely set up the mud kitchen (just not quite warm enough for muddy kiddos) BUT I did do some trimming and cleaning up of the girls new secret hideout. Well, really right now it is mainly for Sam, Avery seems very hesitant about going back there but Sam is very excited to have a new spot to play.
Here Sam is hanging out "collecting" in her new spot. I was quickly told it was not a spot for mommies.
I was hoping to get some good tree stump type logs for the girls to use as seats but didn't want to buy them and couldn't find any around our backyard so I used what I could find. An old railroad tie and a few big rocks. Sam has discovered she can roll the rocks around by pushing them with her feet. Once they get settled in I am thinking this will be a great for her to catch all kinds of critters.
We have been out enjoying this new space quite a bit the last few days and I am hoping to be out there more while the mosquitoes are still not around. I am worried that in a few more weeks they will be running us out of this area! But we will see.
The Nitty Gritty!
If you need some good ideas for more natural outdoor play spaces there is a great link-up (giant list of ideas!) over at Child Central Station. She has some amazing ideas and a lot of other sites have linked up as well. Head over there and check it out. Outdoor Classroom Inspiration