Friday, May 04, 2007

Quilt tents

It's been a dark, dreary, rainy Friday here in the deep south. After a morning of the gym, errands, and taking Andrew back and forth to preschool (all in the aforementioned rain, mind you!), we had a quick lunch and then naps for the little ones. Unfortunately, the rain and "funder" were worse than ever when they awoke. I faced the daunting task of a very long afternoon cooped up indoors with a 3 year old and a 1 year old that love spending their after nap time outdoors more than anything. Sooooo, I revived an old favorite from my childhood..... the quilt tent. My brother, sister and I spent many a happy afternoon cozied up in our elaborate creations hung between dining room chairs and couches and anchored with mom and dad's heavy old college texts. The one I made today for them was a pretty simple version of the ones of old. Just one quilt, 2 chairs, 3 books and a couch. The sum, however, was one happy little "pirate boy" (who insisted on wearing his costume from last Halloween all afternoon),one happy little toddler girl, numerous baby dolls, books, sippie cups and crayons. Oh, yeah, and one happy mama that played in there with them, reading books, coloring, tickling and throwing household chores to the wind for the afternoon. I can't think of any other way I'd rather have spent it!

Happy Friday and
Much Love,


Zach Green said...

I'm sure your counting with me.

12 days from today (4th) including the 16th !!!

I'm excited.

I remember playing in tents like that. I loved them. =]

Zach Green said...

Never mind.
6 days including the 10th.

That's even more exciting.


Ignore everything from that last post except for the tent part.
Still true!

Kim said...

Delurking to tell you...we love tent days! When your kids get bigger then the tents get bigger :)See our "big kid" tent from last summer?

I love peeking in to see when your groom is due to be home. What excitement there must be while you wait!

Lindsey @ Enjoythejourney said...

My kids LOVE the tents...they make them all the time. It drives me crazy on days that I'm trying to clean house because they drag it all out right behind me, but I stop and remember that one day too soon they'll be doing other things and too busy to play.

Sonya said...

I always loved doing this as a kid. There was nothing more fun that getting under a blanket tent and going into anothe world!

Gigi said...

I am a Mississippi Girl and former quilt-tent-dweller. Now my kids and I have made some killer-tents lately. I like your blog.

Posh Mama said...

I just stumbled onto your blog, probably from way of Boomama, my hubby is deployed too, we are navy, but he is home in 16 days!! YAY!! I am happy yours will be home soon too.

Anonymous said...

I loved making tents as a child too. What fun.

Counting down the days with you. Hugs.

Michelle said...

How Fun! The girls love making tents as well! I remember doing the same thing with my brother and sisters growing up! Just wanted to check in with ya ~ I'm glad to see that Andy will be home soon!
Hope you have a wonderful and blessed Monday.
Love ya

Ribbon Rock Star said...

ooooh I remember making tents when I was little! We may have a tent day tomorrow....


Homefront Mom said...

Fitted sheets make great tents. They have their own hooks as my kids say! Andy will be home soon and you will not know what to do with yourself. How many more days?

JennaG said...

How fun! Jodi over at Fruit Inspection just posted about doing the same thing with her kids. I know you are excited about Andy being here shortly!

Kim said...

We have a huge tent in our playroom right now...made with the pool table and about 8 quilts and blankets!

What a great way to spend the afternoon!


Kate said...

you know it! we love tents. the countdown must be getting smaller! wooo - hooo! can't wait for ya!

Mississippi Songbird said...

What a neat blog.
I enjoyed reading it and will be back.
Happy Mother's Day!

Anonymous said...

It's been a dark, dreary, rainy Friday here in the deep south

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