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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Piles of Wood = Tons of Fun

This is really fun! A ton of work, that took weeks, actually months to put all the finishing touches on! That's what happens when you have a full time job and go, go, go all the time like my husband does. In this picture he really is working hard to put this together, the directions were very confusing.
Here's my hero. Can you figure out what it is yet?

Caitlyn was a very good helper, sometimes!

Brent took good naps and brought water when needed!

Here is the first stage of the swing set. We had a lot of fun putting it together and put the majority that Jeff is sitting on together after dark, by the light of small light and a flashlight. Very interesting, but much better than the hot weather we had endured all day. This was back in late June, so the weather wasn't as bad as now.

Here is the final product! Sorry the pictures are so dark but my children can only play on it at sunset right now because of the 107 degree weather we have been having.

See any resemblance?

Caitlyn loves everything about her new play area. She loves to "wing" high and slide and play restaurant. Last night her dad added binoculars and a wheel also.

Brent is not sure of the slide yet, but he will go down without a complaint. It is so cute to see him go down with his sister when she has her little arms wrapped around him protecting him. He absolutely loves the swing, wheel and banging on the wood!
Caitlyn will bring you anything from her pretend restaurant that you want. Too bad it's not real, or I would take her up on it most nights!
I think these two are going to have a very good time on this play set together!


  1. Nice! Good job, building, photographing,and posting. I know Caitlyn and Brent are going to have a lot of fun playing on this great toy. Maybe the restaurant will pay for itself!

  2. What a huge undertaking. My hat is off to Jeff to the max! But it looks wonderful and fun. I love the pictures of the kids - especially Brent bringing the water. Enjoy these halcyon days with your kids, they grow up way too fast.

  3. Looks like a lot of fun! I mean to play on. I'm impressed Jeff stuck with it--not because he's the kind of guy that wouldn't, but because it's so complicated!