Monday, August 2, 2010

Fort Fun

When the grands have a sleep-over at Papa & Nana's, Papa transforms the family room into Fort Fun. This weekend was no exception; in fact this was the best fort ever. In enter you had to crawl through a tunnel and yes both Papa and Nana did this numerous times.
One of the best things is that all the kiddos were able to watch movies at their level; The Trumpeter Swan movie wasn't quite the same as the book but all enjoyed it. I didn't read this when I was younger but apparently the book is quite a bit better.

Little ones held in rapt attention.

Only four spent the night and maybe next time we can add our Peanut to the group as she was missed. Breakfast was yummy and we played several games before parents came to pick up.
This was the nicest sleep-over we've had and I hope to do it again before school officially starts.
This week hubby will be up on the ladder and I'll be on the ground assisting him with paint. We are hoping to work in the mornings before it is too hot and also before the afternoon storms roll in.
Have a fabulous day dear ones.


  1. Fort Fun!!!

    I had one little one Friday night. Great times....

  2. Good Morning Noreen Sweetie...
    What a beautiful share this morning. I love that PaPa made this beautiful tent for the grands and you all to share. What fun tents were as a kid. Crawling in and crawling back out. This is so precious.

    I love the photo of them lined up on the couch, so involved in their movie. That one is priceless. Ofcourse who could resist cooking breakfast for a group of little faces like those? They look so sweet. Hopefully next time your little Peanut can be there too.

    Be careful out in the heat painting. It has been so hot and muggy everywhere this Summer. There is no relief in site anytime soon either. Anyway not for us here in Phoenix.

    Have a beautiful Monday sweet friend. Thank you for sharing with me. I so enjoyed my visit.

    Country hugs and much love, Sherry

  3. I love you my sweet sweet sweet friend and I so love this idea! What beautiful pictures. Aren't grandchildren the absolute best? They bring instant joy. Your fort is EXCELLENT...ours pales in comparison to yours, but you have given me ideas!

    My life has been consumed with my beloved's hospital stay and I want you to know that you are ALWAYS on my mind and in my heart. My prayers have been and continue to go up up up to our Father in all ways. Thank you for your kind words and prayer support for us.

    I will try to e-mail you tonight...


  4. Oh Noreen what fun this looks like for those precious little grands. I LOVE it..and the fort? Quite impressive. I am sure they all had a wonderful time. How exciting to be painting. Sounds energetic to be doing it yourself. Hope all goes well. Looking forward to some pics. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Debbie

  5. Isn't it so interesting how kids left to their own devices can come up with such fun? I remember my brother and I begging our mother to let us sleep outside in the summer. We had a pup tent and brought our pillow and blanket outside and what fun. You are a fun nana, that's for sure.

    Blessings and love,

  6. Oh Noreen! This just brings the biggest smile to my face as the memories just flow! My brother and I used to build forts and play for HOURS!! Ours were outside with the neighbor kids buy oh we had sooo much fun!!

    I cannot wait til our granddaughter gets old enough to do this! What fun it will be :)

    You are such a blessing and I am just so happy to have found you!!

    Happy painting :)

  7. How fun! That is better than any fort we ever made!

  8. I loved making forts with a sheet growing up. I guess I'll have make sure and do that with my son sometime this week.

  9. That really sounds like fun, we used to do things like that when our grands were little, and sure miss them days too, hugs and blessings

  10. Dear Noreen, This is the neatest tent for your young ones!!! I was impressed and inspired to do the same when the Grandchildren come to fun and I'm sure the memories will be happy ones.

    Thank you for the prayers and I will lift you up as well. Hope you'll let me know how this turns out. Hoping for the best and strength.

    Hugs to you and may God bless you in a way that makes your heart sing!

  11. Forts and tents are the best...I'm sure everyone had a ball...

    Hope the painting goes smoothly...tell your DH to be careful on that ladder...

  12. you guys are too funny! I love that you are so present with your grand kids!

    Happy painting! Don't know that it's such a good idea in this heat!

    I appreciate your visit to the bridge. It was nice to see you today. Stay strong in the Lord. Those grand kids are as blessed as you are. God knew what He was doing when He put you and yours together.

    Praising Jesus for family.

    Patrina <")>><

  13. This brings back lots of memories when we used to build forts with our children when they were young ~ lots of fun!!!


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