Blanket Forts and Grandsons

Thomas and Papa building blanket fort securedownload

Thomas and Papa in Blanket Fort securedownload

Thomas and Papa smiling in Blanket fort securedownload

I recently got to build a blanket fort with my oldest grandson Thomas. He’s two years old. I used to love building and playing in blanket forts when I was a kid, then with my children, and now I get to do it with grandsons! It is likely to be the first of many forts, caves, castles, spaceships, and whatever else we think of with this new generation. Thankfully even an iPad or computer can’t replace some experiences for young children!

My Beloved took the photos.

With Love,

About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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24 Responses to Blanket Forts and Grandsons

  1. mimijk says:

    Perfect pictures!!

  2. ksbeth says:

    absolutely fantastic, russ )

  3. It’s heartwarming to hear building simple tents and forts hasn’t gone out of style. Looks like a fun day.

  4. Blanket forts and building sand castles … so much fun with the grandchildren and ‘great-grandchildren… Diane

  5. Mrs. P says:

    Great pictures of you two having fun. Some of my favorite photos of my grandson were blanket forts and painting cardboard houses…when those moments of creative innocence just reach out and grab you.

    I found that it was the simple things, shared with my grandson that were the best. One day while mom was out I had him help grandma do dishes. He was doing so well, I let him do most of the work. The next day I was a little tired after dinner and suggested that he watch a show he liked, he said he didn’t want to watch TV, he wanted to do dishes! 😀

  6. Looks like a lot of fun was being had

  7. Aww this post gives me those warm and fuzzy feelings – Way to go grandpa!
    Diana xo

  8. Gina's Professions for PEACE says:

    I’m with Diana! This is adorable and gives my heart the ‘warm and fuzzies’. Yay! Way to go Russ. Keep on building those fun-filled memory-building forts!

  9. utesmile says:

    You are the best grandad…. love it and that gives the children great memories. We used to do this too and also make things out of cardboard boxes….. hundred percent more valuable than Computes stuff!

    • russtowne says:

      Thank you, Ute. Yes, cardboard boxes! I look forward to playing with boxes, especially refrigerators and other major appliances come in with my grandchildren.

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