Monday, June 24, 2013


We have been wanting to get a sand box for Buddy ever since the weather has turned warmer and he enjoys spending time outdoors. Sailor chose some wood from a scrap pile and set to work.

Here he is putting the finishing touches on the sandbox.

For painting he chose to wear a pair of pants that I thought look great and he's not on the verge of growing out of them tomorrow. For some reason he hates the color so a few dabs of red paint on the legs helped assure he would not have to wear them in public. 

So the pants may be ruined, but I think it was worth it if Buddy will soon have something fun and safe to play in outside.


  1. Do Amish kids sometimes hate the outfits they wear? Or do they just take them for granted and not think about it? (I know, broad generalization, but from your experience with your family and friends.)

  2. So teen clothing woes are universal. :-)

    I recently ran across some sandbox fun tips that I didn't know. Here's a link:

  3. We had a wooden swingset for the kids when they were little that had a sandbox underneath. Boy, oh boy, did they get a lot of use out of that! I'm sure Buddy's going to love it.

  4. How sweet of Sailor to make Buddy a sandbox. Our kids loved theirs when they were little.
    I had to laugh out loud when I read about the pants. Our kids did similar things to clothes they didn't like.

  5. i remember clothes i didnt like so I put them in the missions box everyone thought I was such a sweet child and that stopped me in my tracks i couldnt live with the shame of it all he sure has grown up (Sailor)

  6. Yep, sounds like a teenager. My daughter has mishaps with bleach ruining clothes she doesn't want to wear. I love that you have taught your children to serve one another. That's something I need to work on.
    I recently discovered your blog and read all of you previous posts. I just ordered your first book and can't wait to get it. My fascination with the Amish began when I was a teenager and read 'Roseanna of the Amish'. I like reading Beverly Lewis books, but I'm well aware that they are fiction. I'm excited to read a novel with more accuracy. I think my daughters (16 and 8) will enjoy it, too.


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