Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Thank you Grandma Debbie!
We had to say goodbye to our old swing set. It was beginning to look like it was going to crumble and tumble to the ground with one swift blow of the wind. I just knew that at any moment the boys were going to try to swing and it was going to collapse. We got that set just a few days after Jackson was born so it lasted a good five years. The boys were pretty sad to see it go.
Well, they were sad until Grandma surprised them with this monster of a swing set. Play house on top, play house on bottom, window with a bench seat, big twisty tube slide, swings and trapeze = two ecstatic little boys.
While we were very grateful for the swing set I think Mike was frustrated that we didn't make some sort of you buy it, you build it policy in this agreement. Let's just say that Mike and Jeremy were not happy with their mother-in-law during the construction. There might have been a few "________ (insert your favorite curse word) Debbie!"
I didn't take any pictures of the men building the swing set for fear of one of them killing me with a death stare. It took two whole days to build this thing. One day in the rain and the second day in extreme heat and humidity. I wasn't going to test their patience with pictures. So, instead, I took a picture of cute little Jackson "helping" build the "tree house" (as he calls it).
The boys have spent whatever time we have at home playing on this swing set. They've gone down the slide on rafts from the pool and served ice cream soup from their new restaurant. There are even talks of bringing the hose over to do some water sliding. Needless to say, this has been a spectacular summer for them with the majority of it spent outside!
Thank you Grandma Debbie for the swing set (and the quiet house!)
Posted by Allison Davis at 12:36 PM