Monday, January 3, 2011

Forts are magical, aren't they?

I can remember building forts with my 2 little sisters...always in the front room. We'd bring gather our supplies of chairs, stools, blankets, sheets, and books (mainly encyclopedias). We'd drape the sheets over the chairs and make sure there was enough material to lay flat on the seat, and we'd "secure" them with piles of books on top. What is it about building a little getaway of blankets inside your house that is so magical?...I'm not sure. But I love it :)

We started a fort on New Years Eve...and decided to finish the construction on New Years Day.
We couldn't have started off 2011 any better.

After enjoying a lunch of leftover curry from the night before, we made our fort...this time "securing" the blankets with rope. And adding stars to the "ceiling."
Our fort in all her glory...
We are pretty proud :)
Brooks absolutely LOVED the stars...it was beyond cute when he'd reach up, streeeeettching his little arm as high as it would go, to get the star he had his eye on. Then he'd yank it down, and look up at Adam & me, star in hand, with a huge grin as if to say,
"Did you see that Mom & Dad?! I got it!"
In our fort, we spooned/snuggled and watched one of my VERY MOST FAVORITE movies...The Holiday :) The scene below is actually what inspired me to make the stars and hang them in our tent. The fort/tent in the movie is stunning!! Some day I'll make one just like it.
Dreamy boys in our dreamy fort :)

PS - Our fort is still up. We watched Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in it last night :) I actually have a little crush on Garrett (the Grommesh boy) from the episode...if you saw it you know what I mean :) If not, click on the link and watch the episode...you won't regret it!!

19 comments:

Ashley said...

oh my goodness. This is too cute. You two are the best little parents! I love the stars and I LOVE The Holiday. Such a great movie to watch from the cozy comfort of a fort! :)

Shalyn said...

Oh man, your fort makes ours look like well...I cant think of anything, but pretty bad! Love the stars- B with the star is the cutest thing I have ever heard/seen!

Eva Marie said...

way too cute hahah love brooks face - he's like you guys did this for me???

Brooke said...

oh my gosh! this is seriously the coolest fort I have ever seen! I love the stars and Brooks seems to really enjoy it :)

Ashley Hasty said...

I'm new to your blog...I saw your comment on The Daybook and thought I'd bop on over to your blog and say a quick hello!

<3 Ashley
www.ahastylife.com

Nicole Marie said...

oh my gosh so fun and cute!! with stars and everything!

S and O said...

Oh my goodness how cute are these pictures, you all look so happy!!!
What a neat idea :)
And the stars add such a cool look to the fort...
xoxo
Olivia

Hannah said...

What a fun idea to build a fort.
We might have to copy that for one of our future FHE's.

quin & dani said...

So cute Haley! I'm glad you guys ended up doing it. It fits you three much better!! The stars are the cutest.
And yes we will still be living in Stg come june! You will definitely have to come visit. Thanks again for letting us come play with you guys! We had a blast!!

Adam and Jamie said...

Wow, you guys have been BUSY! Your cruise looks like it was wonderful! We loved that cruise. So beautiful. Congrats to your sister! My Adam served in Brazil as well...Belo Horizontze mission. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Nell said...

Forts are awesome, I totally agree 100% And yours looks super cool. Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family. xx
ps. left over curry for lunch? I'm so jealous right now! x

Megan said...

This is SO adorable! What a sweet little family ya'll are!

Shawntae said...

You guys are all soo cute! Looks like so much fun too. I need to do something like this.

Tunes & Spoons said...

that is an AMAZING fort!!! mr. murphy and I made one last year and we loved it but i must say, your stars add quite the special touch!!!

Lauren said...

Wow! that fort is so cool looking! what a great idea :) and your family is just adorable! love it!

Shauna said...

Best idea ever. Everything about this made me so happy. I might just have to copy you when I have a little one :)

And, that's the perfect movie for a fort..."you look like my barbie" :) :)

wilkinson_fam said...

You guys are too cute! That is SUCH a good idea! What a fun memory/tradition for your adorable family. Love you guys!

Chelsea said...

The fort is so cute!

Jojobritt said...

Haley, I don't know you or your hubs but you both seem so fun and spirited!! BROOKS has the best parents EVER. =) I love your blog and all your pics...Congrats on baby #2!

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