(This photos was from 2009, you can see that it takes up a large part of our yard.)
Considering that the sand was delivered to us quite a few years ago, coupled with the fact that we installed a new play structure, it was time to have another load delivered to top off the box. I know that our little ones take sand home with them by the shoe full on a daily basis! (Well, when the sandbox isn't covered in snow!)
The children had a great time moving sand around in anticipation of the big truck's arrival. There was a lot of buzz. I wonder what color the truck will be? Will it be able to fit on the driveway? How much sand can fit in a dump truck? Will there be a mountain in the yard?
Finally, the truck arrived (quite a bit later than anticipated). It was a long red dump truck. Last time we had sand delivered, the truck drove through the neighbor's yard and dumped the sand right in the spot where we needed it. This time, we were unable to do that because we have a fabulous new fence and fantastic music area where the truck would have had to drive though. So, instead, the truck dumped the sand in our driveway. We will have to use our wheel barrow, wagons, and toy dump trucks to move the sand where it needs to go.
19 tons of sand sure makes a great hill! "It is kind of like a mountain of sand!" "Look at all that sand!"
If you're coming to visit anytime soon, bring a shovel! You know what we will be doing :).
Then, the truck drove away.
To be continued.... (after we have our afternoon naps.)