Years ago, I had a great Charlotte Mason quote on my fridge.
(My friend has it on her blog with a cute photo)
When I looked outside today, that quote came to mind, so now I have the perfect photo to go with it now, too. : )
"Boys and girls must have time to carry on adventures, live heroic lives, lay sieges and carry forts, even if the fortress be an old armchair, and in these affairs elders must neither meddle nor
make." ~ Charlotte Mason
We've out grown the 'old armchair fortress.' It is amazing how the forts improve once they get old enough for power tools! : )
These aren't all our children by the way! (Before we had kiddos we prayed to be the house where all the kids play and God answered that one!)
This tree used to have beautiful azaleas planted all around it and a nice lawn and a much better fence. I picture it looking that way again someday...but there's no hurry, it's just too much fun like this!