Monday, May 24, 2010


Oh, the things a parent will do for a child...admittedly a very cute child, but still. We spent our Saturday dragging home a play set for Maimie and the new little one. It was gigantic! Dad brought his trailer to transport it home for us. We worked for quite some time trying to figure out how to get the fort apart or onto the trailer. Neither was working.

Finally we got in on the trailer and took only backroads home. Fortunately the fort didn't fall off, and we managed to skirt the long arm of the law. On arriving home, we didn't know how to get it to the backyard. That thing is ridiculously heavy. Eventually we rammed the car and trailer up over the curb and into a neighbor's yard in the back.

A section of the back fence was removed, and neighbors came to help. Once we tipped the fort off of the trailer, a big ladder slid underneath helped move it into place.

Next we needed to put together the cross bar and reinforce the top part of the fort. By Sunday evening we had two swings and a teeter-totter in place. We still need to reinforce the fort and ladder a bit and put up the slide.

But I'd say that it was all worthwhile from the look on this little face.

Ni Hao Y'all


Annie said...

Definitely worth it!!!!!

Ellie said...

That is awesome! She looks totally happy and I'm sure will be for years to come!

Rebecca said...

Oh, how fun!

Anonymous said...

What an adventure! But just hearing Maimie say "oh, thank you, I really love it" made it all worthwhile! Can't wait for the curtains and flower box!
In Christian Love,
Grandma & Grandpa

Paige said...

That is huge, but will be so worth it... don't you look forward to seeing two little girls out there playing together! I pray it will be soon!

Chris said...

She looks thrilled!!!

My Littles would love something like that!!!