The Skyfort

April 30, 2009

Danny had some little bonuses here and there that piled up and we thought hard about what we wanted to spend it on. See, we have always used bonuses for ‘extras’. We promised ourselves we wouldn’t spend it on groceries or other needed items. We went to RC Willey hoping to see something we might like and when we pulled up there were jungle gyms set up outside the store. PERFECT! But, we didn’t feel like spending what they were asking for them.  After searching the internet we found one that was a reasonable price that included everything that we liked. It was at Sam’s Club. So after becoming members, we brought home four 200 lb boxes and a slide. After unpacking and organizing the pieces all over our back yard, the sight was pretty daunting, but we were up for the task. We started on a Saturday morning and worked until dark. Three days later and it was complete. Danny is amazing and I am so impressed with his skills.  We also built a picnic table last night to match. It only cost us 38 bucks to make!!

my handyman on day 1

my handyman on day 1

working hard

working hard

Sydney playing fetch...with herself.

Sydney playing fetch...with herself.

SO many pieces!

SO many pieces!

End of day one and not quite halfway...

End of day one and not quite halfway...

Sydney loved the picnic table...until we got the swing and slide up...

Sydney loved the picnic table...until we got the swing and slide up...

All finished!!

All finished!!

I can’t keep Sydney in the house now. She figured out how to unlock the sliding glass door and I found her out there with no pants on and her shoes on the wrong feet going down the slide. She is so brave.

We replaced one of the swings with a half-bucket toddler w/chain. Sydney loves to go high and clucks her tongue when she reaches the peak of her swing. Kali loves to swing with mom on the two person swing.  We are in the process of picking out a new swing for Kali. We’ve looked at several therapy and accessible sets but we are still undecided.

pre-stained and treated

pre-stained and treated

We are blessing Nick this Sunday and having a lunch afterward with family and friends. We figured we would need somewhere for them to sit and eat. Hopefully the sealer and stain will be dry by then!

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2 Responses to “The Skyfort”

  1. Julie Ward Says:

    That’s the coolest playground EVER!!!! Looks like you’ve had lots of backyard improvements and lots of projects. Everything looks great.

  2. Melanie Says:

    Wow, we need to come visit so the kids can play in that awesome playhouse! Why is it so far from Yuma to Boise?


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