Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My Sandbox Adventure

Yesterday we went to the park with Papa David and Ms Ariel and their family. There was a sandbox so I built a sand city which was really fun. My mom used one of the pictures as the background for her computer which other people can do too.

The city is supposed to be like a city from medieval times.  Typically those big, fat lines around the place are walls.  Those little humps inside the walls are houses, which you really can't see that well.  And the lines in between the houses are small walls.  Those ditches in front are like a maze of trenches.  The huge hump in the middle with a ring on top is a castle with a wall on the top of it for archers.  The humps touching the walls are towers which guards can get up into - climb into by trap doors - so they can get up onto the walls. This is the most secure sand castle I have ever built.  I built it just so that if people attacked, it would be hard to take it.

I didn't have this finished picture in mind when I started building.  It kind of evolved.  At first I was thinking it would be like a modern day army camp with trenches in front for ammunition, guns, etc.  But then I thought, "I need to build a wall around the sides and back so people will need to attack from the front."  And then I thought of making it look more medieval and so I added the castle and started building the houses.

After the houses, I decided to put smaller walls between them so that archers could stand on those walls in case enemies were on the big walls.  As I built those walls I envisioned being an assassin in that town, jumping from wall to wall.  By the way, I  REALLY want to learn Parkour.  But not to assassinate people.  :)  My sand city took about an hour to build.

After that I played tag with some kids. One of them caught me a lot. The huge playground we played on was really like three smaller ones connected together.  There were poles in-between two of the sections and people that were "it" would hide around those poles. When people who were not "it" ran across, the people who were "it" would start climbing up the poles to catch them.

Typically, when I wasn't "it" and I climbed the poles I would escape but there was a tunnel that connected two of the three big sections and it had a small open room-thing in the middle of it.  The tunnel was so thin that when  I tried to climb out, the person would catch me.  Her name, I think, was Alaina.  She was maybe 10 or 11 years old.

There's one other very interesting thing that happened.  Two boys had a worm in a plastic cup and the worm was giving birth to a baby worm!  My mom took a video of it.  I'll try and post it right now:

  Well, I guess that is all for my Sandbox Adventure.  I kinda miss home because that's where all my friends are and at home we can run around all over the place and play.  But I'm glad that we're here to play with Morgon, Ronan, Tristan, and the friends we've made in California.

I hope you enjoyed my blog!                                                        


  1. Hey Manu,
    Yes....enjoying your blog! seeing earthworm give birth? Wow, that's amazing!
    I'm glad you're in CA with the Dickerson boys. Bet they TOTALLY LOVE the time they get with you. Thank you for loving God and being happy while you're there, even when you miss home. You are a pretty neat guy, Manu.
    Love, Miss Hash

  2. Hey Manu! this is Eli even though it says my mom's name,anyway,thinking of you! if you get time, I have a blog called Eli's extravagant adventures, I would love If you could read it! (nobody has read it yet)
    Your friend

  3. Hey Manu this is Amara i am so glad you guys are having fun up there your sand castle is so neat! i love it! i also like the worm giving birth to the baby worm i have never seen that before miss you sooo much love,