Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Building Forts

A few days ago during lunch, my Mr. told our kids all about the forts that he and his brothers built when they were kids. The 5-year-old's eyes, especially, got bigger and bigger.... Here are the boys with the flag that the 5-year-old designed. He spelled the words "Stop" and "No" all by himself, but had to ask for help when he wanted to write "Please Knock" on the back side of the flag. I believe the main pictures on the flag are of skulls and cross bones.
The kids often make little forts out of their small blankets and couch cushions, but with their dad's help, they had a fort that filled the whole family room. I think they are planning on doing it again (and sleeping in the fort) when the baby is born.


Bob said...

I loved making forts as a kid.

Hmm... Still sounds like fun.

Allie said...

It was fun. I tried to climb in myself, but got stuck in the entry way (pregnant bellies aren't made for forts, or the other way around....)

I used to love making forts, although instead of flags with skulls and crossbones on them, my forts had lots of pillows (think I-dream-of-Jeannie bottle).

The other fort requirement was a flashlight for reading.