Sunday, August 5, 2012

~ Buckets O' Fun ~

Not to seem redundant ... or overly cocky ... but I went to the beach again this weekend.
This time with small children and their sand pails.
I'm rather fond of these children (grandkids #2 and #4).
I'm also enamored of their pails.

Here's the Sweet Pea doing what she did for ... um ... about 4 straight hours.
She was filling the pails (which had already been filled with salty water) with sand until the water absorbed all the sand.
Then she would cry, as if on the 27th try she was still indignant that the water was gone.
My job was to dump the sand and fill the pail once again with water.
I was very good at my job.

Here is Mr. T using his bucket as a shield.
He made it quite clear that he was not putting up with the papparazzi yesterday.
He was, however, putting up his bucket of sand for all to see.

When he wasn't looking, I snapped this photo of him admiring a paddle-boarder.
While I was admiring him.

Here's a view (from where I sit at my sewing machine) of my design wall (and project basket) a couple of weeks ago before I started the whole pinwheel business. My initial sand pail inspiration was from a beach trip a couple of months ago.  I remember thinking ... how many of those came from the Target Dollar Bin? I considered naming this one "Ode to the Target Dollar Bin".

On further reflection, I have decided to name it ...

Bucket List.

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  1. Ha! I love it "Ode to the Target $ Bin!" Pretty photos.

  2. Hello! Stopping by from the Marvelous Monday link up at Jam’s Corner. This is such a cute idea– I love it! I hope you’ll visit me at

  3. There's nothing better than time spent at the beach! It's rejuvenating!

  4. Love it! And that beach looks inviting. I don't blame you for going often. Thanks for sharing at "I Gotta Try That" Have a great day.

  5. This brought memories of my childhood. I loved going to the beach and building sand castles. Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays!