if you have been keeping up with goings-on at casa hart, it is pretty obvious we have had a summer of plans changed, hopes delayed and flexibility relearned. such is life when mama has a chronic illness. our kiddos have learned first hand that life is unpredictable.
one of the major items on our summer to-do list was a tree fort. visions of rope bridges and afternoon snacks on a raised porch were sadly put off for this year.
but back in early june, we were still planning.
these are the results of a sunday afternoon brainstorming session. we let our imagination run a bit wild. i think we would have the craziest wonkiest coolest tree fort ever if we included all of this. but. . . i am okay with that.
and sometimes planning requires a quick break into the next yard to pick golden raspberries. we love our neighbors.
oh tree fort, maybe next year i can take a photo of you. not just make a silly bad drawing of you.
earlier this week, luca asked to play at a friend's house; his reasoning was our backyard was boring without a tree fort. well, i convinced him there *is* to plenty to do out here without one, but i acknowledged his sadness of a dream deferred.
soon, my son, soon. until then, let's keep on dreaming. i think the basket and pulley (so i can send up chocolate chip cookies, of course) needs to be tweaked.
as much as it has been painful to see the garden and backyard take such a backseat this summer, i know my littles have learned a lot this season. come back next week for a post on the neglected potager and how i am using it to teach the kiddos.