Sunday, February 10, 2008

tents and tunnels...thanks to erica.


So with it being so incredibly blasted cold here my kids have about had it being indoors. And believe me so have i!!! So the other day erica (grover) anyone who blogs knows who she is...posted about her girls loving to play in their play tents and the tunnels. I thought what a great idea. My kids are constantly trying to build forts....but the senario usually plays out like so....ashlyn takes an hour or so ever so carefully building the perfect fort with blankets and pillows and couch cushions, and chairs, etc....and about one minute after she enters her masterpiece fort.... in comes alysse... who then in about thirty seconds trashs the whole thing...massive crying insues from both parties ashlyn because" she worked soooooo hard and dumb alysse broke it" and alysse due to bodily harm. SOOOOO i decided to get some tunnels and a few tents and see how it went. When the box arrived they could not wait to rip into the bad boy and played for hours. I took a couple of pictures before my camera died to document one of the single times my children played civily together!!! So thank you erica for the great idea.

8 comments:

eRiCa said...

yay i'm so glad you got them! Isn't it the best....having an hour to do whatever you need with the girls playing together...no one crying...it's soo worth any money spent right?!! :)

Your girls are so dang cute!

Heitmann Family said...

My kids love their tents and tunnels too. With all the rain here they get used quite a bit.

M & S Eagar said...

My kids also love our tents and tunnels. However, I got really cheap ones from a yard sale and they broke a couple of weeks ago. So....where did you order yours from?

eRiCa said...

k so you asked where we got ours from and i saw stacy's question...this is the one we got...we got the whole set but you don't have to get the whole set...they happened to be on sale during the holidays last year so we got them. it's been a GREAT investment for sure!!

http://www.onestepahead.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=534379&cmSource=Search

that site is an AWESOME one where we get a ton of our kids stuff from.

also costco has tents and tunnels around christmas time as well for sale as well as parachutes (think nursery) with balls and stuff...for under 20 bucks...

anyway, wow...sorry for the novel!

the bean family said...

Hey stac I got mine off ebay. I got three tents and a network of tunnels and then a whole thing that goes in the middle for $42 bucks! And that included shipping and handling. And they seem to be pretty good qaulity.

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eRiCa said...

holy crap that's a way way way good deal...look at you queen of ebay :) that round thing that goes in the middle is awesome!

The Nielsen Family said...

Looks like I too will need to join the tent and tunnel club. Looks like a great break for mommy and creative play for child.

Also, thanks for the suggestion of signing time. After I posted that several people have talked to me about it. Thanks for the help!!