For quite a while now, we've been trying to find something we can have outside for Cohen and Kason to play with. We were looking at those small plastic playgyms, but figured they would only last until they were about 4...at a stretch, plus they are ridiculously expensive for what they are. Swing sets are a bit too big for them still, and they need help getting on and off. So...after the boys falling absolutely in love with sandpits, we decided to buy them one! It arrived a couple of weeks ago, but Simon only just got a chance to build it yesterday. We had 1.6 tonnes of sand delivered this morning and Simon set to wheelbarrowing and shovelling it into the sandpit. The boys loved 'helping' Daddy shovelling the sand into the wheelbarrow, and then they had an absolute ball playing in their new sandpit...to the point where Cohen packed a tantrum when he had to come inside to get ready so we could go out!! He was not impressed, and while dealing with him, Kason snuck back outside, wearing only his nappy so he could keep playing!
I think that the sandpit was the perfect choice - I have no doubt that Cohen and Kason will spend hundreds of hours playing in there over the next however many years! They always come home from playgroup and Occasional care with sand in their pockets and shoes, they just love it! Plus they won't outgrow it for ages! Success!!