Grandpa Green built the boys these huge 14' swings. They love how high they can get on such a big set. They have created a game they call "Wo-Hoo" where someone pitches a big, bouncy ball to the person swinging, who kicks it. The pitcher then must catch the ball to get them "out". Leave it to my boys to find a way to incorporate a ball into something like swinging!
8 tons of sand really does feel a bit like the beach. We dug out one area a bit deeper than the rest so that boys can really dig! We thought the sand might be mostly for the Caboose, but all of the boys are digging away.
We just finished the area last night - and within an hour had 7 neighbor kids over playing. I love that we have something that draws in the neighborhood.
We really weren't sure what to do with the side yard, but I think we come up with something great. And while I'll probably be cursing the mess of all that sand before the week's over, right now I couldn't be more pleased.