Monday, June 22, 2009

Swing Set

While I was working today, my husband and his parents where building out daughter a swing set! From scratch may I add and not following any type of kit!

We didn't have a lot of money to spend but Alex got some gift cards for her birthday and we knew we wanted to build her a swing set! She absolutely loves to swing and could be on a swing all day long.

So yesterday we got all the wood for the swing portion of the swing set and today they went to work! I came home to it put together and Alex swinging on her new swing set!

Thanks to my mother in law and taking this pictures, I feel like I was there helping them build the swing set! But really I was playing outside with my cousins all day long!

Did I mention it was 90 + degrees here today and extremely muggy and sticky!
It is most definitely not weather I would want to be working outside it!

But it was so nice to come home to it made and seeing Alex swing on it! She was so excited when I got home and had to show me right away!

We plan to add a baby swing ( which we own ) and hopefully a 2 person type swing!
Then next year I would like to add a slide and some type of landing or eagles nest!

But for now the swing set is perfect and we saved so much money by doing it this way instead of buying a kit or one of those rainbow sets ( which is what I really wanted )!

Thanks for all the hard work . .

We know it will get a lot of use!
I am sure we will hear Alex say

Push me mommy
Push me daddy

a few times a day, or a few too many times a day!


Verna said...

Looks like it is very sturdy too, I am sure all of you will get lots of enjoyment out of it.

Anna said...

I wish we had a yard to put a swing set in...someday!

I feel so bad for my hubby, he has to work outside in the heat every day!

Erica @ All About Aleigha said...

Such a great idea. My cousin is doing this for his son & is saving so much money.