Tyler, my grandson on the left and Tyler, a friend in the middle and Collin. The other two boys were probably wishing that they had caught the "big one"
Friend Tyler and Collin in the tree house, under construction. It is called the recyclable tree house. They aren't buying anything for it...strictly things they find in the shed and around the property. They are using one power tool...a drill. The "steps" on the left are just to climb...they don't go anywhere...just up.
The hammock was a popular spot. My daughter and Tyler taking some time out to relax.
My husband and I were talking, on the way home, about the differences between kids now days and kids in our day. Today, there are so many kids, who never play outside. They don't use their imaginations as much. There is a book at the house in Wl called The Dangerous Book for Boys. I was looking through it and found so many different things for boys to do. Tying knots, building a campfire, building a tree house, skipping a rock...anything you could imagine that a boy would like. They found the idea for the tree house in that book. They have big plans...a second story with a hole big enough for them to go through with a rope attached. Maybe it would be a snowball fort this winter. A "zip line" from the house that they could slide in on. Fun to watch kids using their imaginations.