The Sandbox

Grandma Kc wrote this on April 4th, 2010 12 Replies

Amara and her shovelIt was Christmas 2005 that we got Amara her sandbox. She was 20 months old and even though it was December AmaraLand is in sunny southern California and the weather was wonderful. Amara loved playing in the sand at the beach and she loved playing in the sand at the park, we knew it would be a good investment. I remember that she wasn’t exactly comfortable with the sandbox at first. She wanted to play with the sand but she didn’t want to get into the sandbox. That fear didn’t last long and we were right. Getting the sandbox was a great investment and she has gotten a lot of good use out of it.

Kylie and AmaraNot only has Amara had lots of fun in that sandbox so have some of her friends. Kylie was kind of like Amara at first, she wasn’t sure she wanted to get dirty but she and the sandbox soon became friends.

Shea and Amara

She and Shea had fun playing in it last summer but Amara has played with the sandbox less and less and she has grown to the point that she doesn’t even fit in the sandbox anymore. So I suggested to Amara that she give her sandbox to her other Grandma for her backyard so that Amara’s new cousin could play with it. He isn’t a year old yet so he would get lots of good use out of it — — and she loved the idea. Amara LOVES her new cousin and would do anything for him.

Amara and her Sandbox March 2010

Amara was the only grandchild on either side of the family for a very long time but she loves having him around. Amara and I talked about it some more and I said we would need to get it emptied and moved soon so that the ground under it would have time to recover before her birthday party. And she looks at me in that way that only Amara can and says “This works out perfect Grandma. I wanted a bigger bouncy house for my birthday party and now we will have more room.”

You just have to love her.

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12 thoughts on “The Sandbox

    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      SO much fun watching them grow up! Amara is very anxious to have another play date with Kylie!

    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      Her Daddy better get it ordered soon! She wants one of the new ones that has a slide built on to it!!!

  1. Joyce

    What a cute story! But reading about warm sunny weather in December makes me wish I could move in next door to you! You have created a beautiful memory book for Amara that her children, grandchildren and beyond will enjoy. Many things will probably look outdated to them, but I think sandboxes and growing sunflowers with grandma will always be with us!

  2. Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs

    Oh my goodness! Look at that precious little Amara! I’ve not read this far back on your blog so it’s so awesome to see her so itsy bitsy.

    My grandson LOVES the sandy area by our waterfall. We don’t really have a sand BOX, but it’s a faux sand beach and he can’t get enough of it. Especially considering his mom won’t let him have a sandbox at home, for fear it’ll be inhabited by scorpions. (And I agree with her completely!)

  3. Debra Pugh

    She’s so beautiful! LOL about the bouncy house comment…

    I immediately thought to myself “she’ll be a high-powered executive someday ”

    I love the name of your blog. Makes so much sense

    I should get a sign made for the front of my house saying “Brentville”


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