Sunday, June 6, 2010

They'll no longer have to use the drainpipe as a slide.

It was evident our kids needed some kind of playset for the back garden.

Matthew, the poor deprived boy, was using the handle bar of his wagon as a slide...

And the legs of innocent visitors...

And the sofa as a climbing frame...

It was all a bit distressing.

So, finally, we succumbed. We purchased one of those do-it-yourself climbing frame/slide/swing sets that look more complex to put together than an Ikea kitchen.

Everyone got to work, assembling the playset. Matthew pitched in, armed with his hard had and drill.


They workers laboured industriously to get the structure up.

But, as is the way in Calgary, it started to snow. In May. So the construction of the playset went on hold.


And then finally, this weekend, since the snow was gone and the sun had decided to make an appearance, the workers went back to their assignment and the playset was finally finished. Stairs, slide, swings and all. A veritable paradise for little boys.




And everyone lived happily ever after.

Except Mummy, who wants to know where her playset is.
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11 comments:

Emily said...

The swing set looks nice with smile is shinning on kid's face.

Good work.
Http://www.lifespanswingsets.com.au

Mwa said...

Snow in MAY??? Oh boy.

But lovely looking set.

J said...

It doesn't just *look* more complex to put together than an IKEA kitchen...

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I can't believe you made that! We have trouble with assembling Christmas toys that fit under the tree!

Sara said...

Your playset is inside, without kids!!! I love it and brilliant to put the swings on opposite sides to eliminate the fighting and crashing together as they get older.

gringationcancun said...

I had something similar as a kid. I would swing and swing all weekend :)

i'm sure moms love it. You can just watch out for them from the kitchen window!

Amanda said...

When can we come over??

Oh right, when your family and mine get over this bout of bugs brought on, no doubt, by the crappy weather we've had all spring. ;-)

LisaDay said...

I giggled when I heard you guys had snow in May. But I loved the boy helped in constructing. My guy needs a place like that. Dad needs to start building.

LisaDay

If I Could Escape . . . said...

Love it! Can I have a shot on it? LOL

Mammatalk said...

Snow in May? That would put plans on hold a bit.

Chic Mama said...

Looks as though the whole process was fun....snow??Poor you. Fingers crossed for a great summer for you all though. :0)