Thursday, March 11, 2010

Playground Build

Last week was my dear neice's fourth birthday and on Saturday the family gathered to raise a wooden playground for her.  The parents already had a good start on the project by the time we all arrived around noon - they were at step 12 of 40 something.  The Texas weather was holding, though it was a bit chilly and we all thought just a few hours of hard work would get the job done.  Not!  Quitting time was 8:30 p.m.

Of course said neice had to be entertained while the adults worked and she has quite the imagination.  The slide was a turtle, a mountain, and a swimming pool at various times during the day.  My daily exercise was accomplished chasing her around the yard with the imaginary hose, racing to the end of the one-acre yard as a unicorn, and performing a ballet in the living room.

Here are a few shots of the work in progress.  By the time it was complete, it was too dark to shoot photos.  So, I'll have to make another trip across the metroplex to get those action shots.  Besides, we used imaginary paint to apply flowers to the slide and a flag at the top of the tree house.  I think I'll take some real paint and a real flag and we can decorate her new playground for real.

And, one of my favorite pictures of the day.  She just couldn't wait and had to try out the picnic table before everything was all done.


Courtney Walsh said...

Oh my goodness...this looks like so much fun! We want to do this for our kids before they get too old, but we still have to add a deck onto the back of our house! lol

Looks like tons of fun! :)

luv46kdz said...

Look at her, sooo cute. Now that's a lo!!

courtney said...

Ohhhhhhh.....I remember putting together our kids' play set.....a backyard full of confused people and our one friend nearly single-handedly getting the job done. Thank goodness for her!
What great pictures, great memories and a wonderful play centre for a sweet young lady!

Susan said...

Ooooo...can I come play? Glad to see they were able to get so many people to pitch in, those things can be a bear to put together! Great pictures too!

VanHuis Family said...

How fun! We're going to do something like that this summer for Josh's birthday. No clue what kind of kit we're going to get yet...if we decide to go that route!

Lisa said...

It's like an old fashioned barn raising! What great fun and great memories!