Saturday, October 16, 2010

(Blogtoberfest Day 16) Just Beachy ....

Heres a couple of digital scrapbooking pages that I've done in the last couple of days. I'm loving this Value Collection by Meryl Bartho which can be found here.

Its perfect for all my beach photos, not that I have many as we only seem to go once a year on New Years Day. We'll have to change that though, so heres hoping that this year we'll have a better Summer than we did last year.

I don't think Riley remembers much about the beach as its been a while now but hes recently started expressing his interest to go to the beach and collect shells for the sand castles that we make in his sandpit. We've been talking about the beach quite a bit with all the nice weather we've been having.

Anyway, he loves his sandpit! It was so easy to put together and relatively cheap too. We were lucky enough to get an old tractor tyre off Trade Me for $12. It had previously been used as a sandpit so was just a matter of putting some weed matting in the bottom and filling it with sand. The sand was easy enough to get from a local landscape supplies shop and Phil just went along and filled up some rubbish bags. Being people in the know they were also able to tell us what sand is best for use in a sand pit.

If you can get one I fully recommend doing the old tractor tyre sandpit and I think it looks cool in the garden too. We did find that it didn't drain very well so when we emptied it to move house Phil drilled a series of holes in the bottom before we filled it back up again. It doesn't have all that much sand in it at the moment but we're planning on topping it up closer to Christmas.

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