Back before we had a house, back when the four of us were living in a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom 650 square foot apartment with the tiniest of patios, we would sit and talk about what we wanted our house to be like.
Not so much look like, because we were ready to settle for almost anything. We more imagined how it would feel like.
Now that we have our house, we are slowly turning it into that place we imagined so hard.
And I'm pretty sure our dream home included this...
To me, nothing says childhood like a tree swing.
Unless it is a tree swing holding two darling boys.
Keith and I made this one for Blaise's birthday. The biggest surprise is that the branch we attached it to holds not only Blaise and Roman, but Keith and me.
Adding that one thing as made the boys spend hours more time outside. Even if they are not swinging. Blaise carries a bucket around by his swing, picking up small sticks and nuts discarded by the squirrels that live in the tree. Roman sits on the porch and bird-watches.
This swing makes it feel like a family lives here.