Hanging Around: ENO DoubleNest & 9ft Atlas Straps
Look what showed up this weekend!
Ayla used some birthday money that has been burning a hole in her money envelope for months and Ben and I bought a "family" ENO hammock so we could ALL enjoy hanging around...
The straps and included carabiners make them really easy to put them up, and thankfully, we have three trees in our yard that work perfectly to hang the two hammocks next to each other. The set of 9ft straps also allow us to *just* reach across the diagonal of those trees too for better "adult" hammock-ing.
Unfortunately, Ayla and Paxton didn't stay this peaceful for long. When I went out to check on them, I found that Ayla had thrown berries in the air to make it "rain", which landed in Paxton's hammock, where he promptly--though inadvertently--stomped them and squished them all over the orange fabric as he wiggled around.
Stained. Instantly. We should've bought black...
After a couple of washes (super-gentle hand-wash cold cycle!), the stains have faded, but they're still there. They'll serve as a reminder that kids can't always handle "nice" things -- and "Nothing gold can stay."
Thankfully, it wasn't torn--which really WOULD have been tragic.
And Ayla does LOVE her hammock. She said she could "swing and rest and read and look at the trees ALL day long!" With the gorgeous fall weather we've been getting, she just might.