Monday, July 02, 2007

The swingset

A while back, my mom offered to buy the boys a swingset for the backyard.
We had one when we lived in Montana--Henry LOVED it and played on it everyday. Since we've been here we make a lot of trips to the park, but there really isn't a park very close to where we live. So the boys don't get to swing nearly as often as they'd like!

We've been working out the details with my mom. We finally picked out a great swingset online just a week ago. We want it to be a surprise for the boys, so we really haven't told them what is going on. It's so easy to keep a secret from pre-schoolers! :)


Having a swingset has been on Henry's mind apparently anyway. A few days ago at breakfast, Henry was looking out the window into the backyard, and he said, "Wouldn't it be the best thing in the whole world if we had a trampoline AND a swingset in the backyard, like we did in Montana? That would be so cool!" Sam and I just laughed!

Sam found the perfect spot in the backyard to put it--set a little way back in the woods so it will have some shade--very fun! So he has been clearing trees and making a level spot to put it. The boys have been helping out, and they think that we're putting another patio "so we can drive our bikes!" back there. Can't wait to show you everyone the picture of the finished product!

5 comments:

Just Mom said...

Oh, they're going to LOVE it. We're thinking of getting one for Alex too, but with a park nearby we're not sure it makes sense for us.

Can't wait to see the finished product.

Heidi Jo said...

what hard workers. they will get much use out of it. we live near a park, but still have a small play set because it's nice to have them right in the yard sometimes.

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

How fun, they are going to love their new swingset. I love that they are helping clear a spot for it and have no idea that it's for the swingset.

michelle f said...

A good swing set is a MUST with little ones esp. boys! When we moved to SA I would not part with ours so onto the container it went and I am proud to say it is still alive and well and used daily here in SA.

~Ginger said...

How great! I love the first picture of the boys!

One word of advice from a wise woman....do not attempt to put that swingset up together as husband and wife. It could cause huge issues in your marriage. Not that I've ever tried to put a swingset up with Dave or anything...
Our kids loved it and played on it for years, hehe.