For a couple years now we’ve been doing a summer bucket list.  We got inspired to do this from our friends at the Happy Family Movement.  This has been a wonderful thing for our family and we highly recommend it for anyone.  Even if you don’t have children.  Why?  Because it allows you to write things down that you want to do and it also sets a time limit for when to complete them.  Of course it’s not big deal if you don’t do everything on your list.  (says the man who’s family didn’t finish theirs completely this year)  There is always something to do, which is one of the great things about having a summer bucket list of your own.  If you find yourself on a Sunday with nothing planned you get to do something(!) instead of going out to eat or watching tv or sitting on your bed staring blankly at your facebook feed.

A little over a year ago our girls asked if we could make a fort out of a cardboard box.  I was totally on board but I asked if they’d like to do a huge one.  They of course said yes…at the same time.  So from that point on we started saving every box we got.  Let me tell you, our shed and attic were FILLED!  And to be honest getting these boxes out of the house was almost as awesome as building this thing.  I’m a clean freak and I’m proud.

We’re used to posting a single image when it comes to these posts but because this was supercalifragilisticexpialidocious awesome we’re sharing a few images and a time-lapse.

This fort was built on June 29th, 2014.

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The girls were discussing colors.

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Anytime they can get their hands dirty they’re happy.

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Melissa added some flowers.  Bella played some peek-a-boo and Styrofoam flower window boxes.

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Here’s the finished product!

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They were happy. =)

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Here is a time-lapse we did.

6 responses to “Cardboard Box Fort | Summer bucket list 2014”

  1. josh says:

    so freaking cool. seriously…well done. love this!

  2. Yana says:

    Amazing!!! Love this so much!!

  3. Jodi says:

    That is one awesome fort! love it!

  4. Stacy says:

    Awesome… love this… love the fort, love the photos & love the video… wish I had some of your creativity!!! 😉

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