We have probably the most FUN neighborhood. Truly my #1 reason for having stayed where we are thus far, is because I think it's hard to come by this sort of thing. We've got a great community, where everyone sort of knows each other and looks out for each other, and where all of our kids are living life together.
Most of us have small backyards which means everyone is always out front playing. Most days we have at least 5 families out front, sitting in driveways and kids riding bikes, scooters, playing games, etc. There is never a lack of people to hang out with. Over Christmas and New Years it seemed like everyone had taken off the entire week at the same time, so we spent a lot of days outside for 6 hours in a glorious mid-70 degree weather, just hanging with all the other fun people around us.
Most of the kids are between 5-10 probably, but then there's my boy that just turned two, and his buddy Blake that turned two -one week before him. They are so cute together.
So when I saw this cool construction box on pinterest. I thought - BRILLIANT! A portable construction zone, something they can dig in, play with trucks, bury their bugs, and just be boys. Easy to pull out, keeps them semi-still, and easy to close up and scoot back in to the garage. So I made one for my boy and one for Blake for his birthday.
This is the photo I saw on pinterest.
The one below it shows what it looks like if you turn it into a gift, and leave everything in their package.
(We still had all the rocks, lizards, & dinosaurs loose in the bottom underneath the trucks, etc)