7.21.2009

Build a Fort

Do you remember the scene in the movie, "The Holiday", when Jude Law's daughters show Cameron Diaz their room - and it's one giant fort made out of quilts, blankets and pillows, complete with strings of white Christmas lights? I adore that scene.

Yesterday when Avery asked me to help build a fort, I gave it my best shot and tried to create a little magic of our own in the middle of the family room. It's really a shame I couldn't have invited Jude Law over to give me a hand, but I think we managed OK without him.

build a fort

It took a few sheets, clothespins, wooden clips, bungee cords, a little imagination and a whole lot of patience, but in the end, Avery gave me a hug and said it was the best fort ever.

build a fort

Another perfect and completely free summer activity.

23 comments:

  1. sometimes our whole upstairs is one big fort.

    obviously, we are fort fans.

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  2. fort fans - that sounds funny

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  3. Well, I would have said the same thing (and would have hugged you too ! LOL) Building forts are such a cozy activity, no matter the seasons ... winter forst are to die for when it's cold outside, aren't they ?!
    Have a great middle of the week, Molly ! oxoxox

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  4. We make forts (and often pirate ships as well) in our living room frequently. I have a beautiful sea grass basket that is filled to the brim with sheets & blankets for just such an occasion. The only down size is that forts are much easier to get into & out of when you are 3 feet tall... :-)

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  5. I have such good memories of making forts as a youngster and I look forward to making them with my daughter.

    I tune into your blog every once in awhile and today's post brought back wonderful memories. Thanks :)

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  6. Ahhh huge fort fans over here too!
    Oh, and yes Jude Law would have made a lovely fort building companion hehe ; )

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  7. geez, I think it's a shame jude law couldn't give me a hand dooing just about anything. ;)

    ~Tara

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  8. Oh yes, I love that scene! I want that room, and I want to be a little girl again for just a bit to enjoy it. Your fort is lovely, too!

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  9. That's my favorite scene from my favorite movie. I think I might watch it again soon.

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  10. You have pretty fort sheets.

    Forts were the theme of my childhood, whether they were blanket forts, tree forts, snow forts...

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  11. That was a great fort.......

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  12. on the day that i pulled finn out of kindergarten, we celebrated by making a fort in the living room and sleeping in it. Forts forever! (maybe not forever, our living room is TINY and we can't walk around them!) Your house looks so cozy.

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  13. My husband has come home to a different color fort every day for a week. So delighted to see your post!

    Happy fort making!

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  14. Man, that was my favorite thing to do when I was little.

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  15. Did they sleep in it last night?

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  16. I remember as a kid, my heart fluttering at the mention of a refridgerator box.

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  17. yes tent fun is in the air :o) Love the tent you built...it looks like a fun place to explore for sure :o)

    ~simply~

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  18. Oh, I loved building forts from sheets as a kid! Great inside activity for hot days.

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  19. Oh oh oh, great memories coming back. Thanks for that!

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  20. I love that scene too!! All you need now is a few twinkle lights.. Three cheers for forts!!

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  21. love that scene and i love your fort!! :^)

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  22. I love that movie. hmmmm... I love Jude Law!

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  23. Molly, you should get hired by the local library or farmers market to make their blog as beautiful and interesting and whimsical as this....you know one day.

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