Thoughts

An Impressive Fort

May 23, 2012

Two days ago I went downstairs to find a massive fort made out of blankets, furniture, couch coushins, sleeping bags, and just about everything else in the room. Austin and Jonathan had spent the morning constructing it. I realized that they had been down there an awfully long time! They gave me a tour of their fort, and asked me to take some pictures of it. :)

So I came downstairs and saw this:

Oh my – just looking at the outside made me want to explore it! And with the owners’ permission, I did. :)

The entrance.

The entry room.

Jonny-B

Austin and Jonathan named this room the “visitor’s center”. It was the largest part, and most visitor-friendly!

One of the nooks under our foosball table.

One of the hallways…

…which led to a meeting room…

…which led to a secret passageway.

The boys named this “the room of refuge”, as it’s hard to find and get to. It was made in case of an attack from older siblings. :)

The room of refuge had an escape door…a very tiny escape door….but not quite older-sibling-proof. Wesley and I both managed to crawl through. :)

This led to a passageway underneath our hida bed which led back to the entrance. Well, after I had gone though the whole thing, I was very impressed. Of all the inside forts made by us Noble children over the years, I’d definitely say that this one beats them all. Austin and Jonathan are very creative. I am constantly amazed at what they can make with a tub of LEGOS or with a chunk of wood and a carving knife or anything else. What a blessing they are!

I hope you’re having a wonderful Wednesday! :)

6 Comments

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    Hannah

    May 23, 2012

    AWESOME!!!!! This definitely brings back some *interesting* memories concerning a certain fort built in that very room a few years ago. :) :) :)

    I liked the bit about attacks from older siblings. It made me laugh! I hope we (the kids) can build another fort together someday. :)

    To God be the Glory,
    Much love,
    Hannah

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    Christian

    May 23, 2012

    That fort is really neat! I miss you and I hope to see you soon. Maybe we can make a fort together.

    Your friend,
    Christian

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    Becca

    May 24, 2012

    This is amazing! I’ve made a few forts in my lifetime, but nothing compared to this! The “Room Of Refuge”, eh? What on earth would their older siblings do to frighten them so much as to build an older-sibling-proof “Room Of Refuge”, anyway? ;D Ha ha, this was great. Thanks for posting so many pics of the fort. But I do have one question. Hasn’t this post compromised the security of the fort? Now the enemy knows every nook and cranny! It’s completely open for attack! ;D

    Love,
    Becca

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      Hannah

      May 24, 2012

      Becca, you made me laugh as well. :) Thanks! Have a blessed and joyful day in Christ.

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    Anna

    May 24, 2012

    Wow! That is an awesome fort! I like all the rooms in it — very creative! Great job, Austin and Jonathan!

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    Brooke Noble

    May 24, 2012

    Thanks so much for your comments, everyone!
    Hannah – I certainly do remember that huge fort we made with our brothers out of the moving boxes. That was indeed a blast, and such a sweet memory! :)
    Christian – we miss you guys a lot, too! Maybe the next time your family comes to visit, all of you guys could build a fort together!
    Becca – your comment made me laugh. You are completely right about fort’s security being compromised! :) The thought of being attacked was more of a thrilling idea than an actual scenario, I think. But I guess every fort must have some sort of defense, just in case. :)
    Annie – thanks so much for stopping by, girlie. I’m glad you enjoyed this post!
    Have a wonderful day!
    ~Brooke

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