Monday, April 25, 2011

Oh What Parents Will Do

After our moving day last weekend, we decided to put together the swing set that we ordered for our little one. Or I should say my husband decided to put it together. Nine hours it took. A million pieces of wood and screws and amazingly it turned into a swing set.

Here it is as we were laying out all the wood.

Starting to take shape.

Meanwhile, in between sandwiches and iced tea, I was snapping pics of the yard.

And here it is! Just right for our little yard. Today is going to be a day of rest for a certain man. He can barely walk, he was hunched over all day on that thing.

Thanks honey, a certain little one is so happy with her new toy. It is 8:30 am on Monday and she is begging to go out and play on it already. Guess I will be in the yard a lot more these days. Fine by me. I'll plant more flowers.


  1. I do remember those kinds of days and nights of putting together kids equipment and swings. It looks so good and the kids will love playing on it. More flowers... music to my ears...

  2. Oh the pains of putting together a swing set! It's got to be one of the most tedious things to put together. Your daughter will love it. Hope your hubby recovers soon!

  3. What a sweet post. A tribute to a loving Daddy. And your yard looks very nice. Have a wonderful day and pamper that hubby of yours. Karie

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  5. I so remember our daughter's excitement over a new swing set. Have fun!

  6. My husband always says: Just hire somebody to do it. He's not much for putting things together. So glad she got her swing set!

  7. When I was kid, it was my dream to own a slide and a pair of swings too. Your kid is so lucky to have you and your honey. I love the colors of the slide and swings. It's bright and so alive, perfect for kids and your yard too!

  8. I guess my parents lucked out. Back then, we only had those metal swings. You know the ones that could tip over. My swing set was a hand me down from my cousins, as their family was moving but not taking the swing with them.

    I'm sure your daughter will have lots of memories being on hers. One day she will aprreciate the trouble it took to put it together too. Have a great spring and summer in your garden!