Because I haven't been busy enough with my return to work, being sick (probably Influenza A), having a very sick kid in Ethan (definitely Influenza A), and trying to find our new routine / balance, I decided to do a quick make-over of the storage area under our stairs. We simply do not have enough space in which the boys can play, so I decided to create a "fort." With the help of Emily (and hers and Jeremy's generosity to allow us to use space in their garage for the winter), I did just that. It is still a work in progress, but the boys love it, and hopefully it will help us to retain a shred of sanity, especially on the probable bitterly cold, snowy days we're still facing this winter and during the rainy cold days we're all but guaranteed this spring. I know I wish I'd have had a fort like this when I was a kid. Heck, I wish I had one now!