This sandbox and accompanying swingset were the first things Dan built when
we moved here 16 years ago. They have seen a lot of
creative play, adventure picnics, and childhood tantrums.
But the railing and steps were past their prime.
Rotten...in other words.
So on a cool Monday morning, the kids got busy taking it apart.
Piece by piece.
Andrew's manning the drill.
Having a jolly, good time.
The little boys were only interested in playing.
Taking a break from all of the hard work.
Which one's harder to deal with? The 13yo or the 4yo?
Keeping the littlest people out of trouble.
Lots and lots of hardware.
The final stage of demolition required help from the big guys.
Dan cut off the supports...
then they all heaved the beasty platform...
out of the way...
and everyone hopped in to the open air sandbox.