As a parent, the hardest time of day is often the hour after getting home trying to get dinner going while a whining toddler dangles from your leg. Well, those days are gone, for now at least. With the daylight hours and nice weather dwindling quickly we decided to give B her birthday present a little early. Its a new sandbox with a clever lowering cover to keep animals (grace) at bay when it's not being used. Upon seeing it for the first time on Sunday, Brynna promptly spent two straight hours in it while essentially ignoring our existance. Oh the bliss! Don't get me wrong, we love spending time with the big headed midget but sometimes the hundredth "whatcha doin" starts to get on your nerves and we've been needing some place to stick B on such occasions. At least until the padded room is finished.