Monday, June 07, 2010

Behold the magnificent play structure!

With three young kids, I REALLY REALLY wanted a backyard that my kids would want to spend a lot of time in. One I could open the door to and herd the children into while I try to get stuff done... like cook, clean, or deal with some of the other children.
It seemed like the right time to invest in a really good structure and the one at Costco called our name.
Also, it turned out that the one at Costco came in 5 gajillion pieces. That filled our two car garage.

I don't think that first photo really does it justice though... here is a close up of the size of the pieces. I saw them all lying there, not a single piece of that structure pre-put together and I have to admit.... I worried.

But I needn't have! Eric and his dad spent an entire weekend at it... but they built it and it is amazing, it is stupendous, it is magnificent!

Day 1's work - they needed to dig down and level and add gravel and all kinds of good stuff.

Day 2

BEHOLD: (please notice curb appeal details like window dormers ;)

We love it, we use it almost daily. And I get great photos on and from it! :)


Vicky said...

I love Wellman Park. You can get really good snacks there too, and juice boxes!

Jenn said...

It's behemoth! I'm impressed. I've also been witness to one of those things in pieces and it's a sight to behold. Way to go, hubby for putting it all together. We'll be stopping in for sure next time we're in town!

nonlineargirl said...

We'll be right over! (now where is that passport...)

@WannabeMomErin said...

I've seen it in person, and it is a FABULOUS play structure.

coffee with julie said...

That is seriously THE best playstructure ever!

Amy B said...

It's gorgeous, I wish we had a back yard big enough for something with so many activities.

Sara said...

The garage full of parts scares you loan out play structure aseembling family members for food & beverages?