Monday, April 23, 2007

The project saga is over!

Done! The play structure that I started building on April 7th, was finished in time for my daughter's 1st birthday party on Sunday morning the 22nd. I literally was screwing in the final pieces as the first guests were arriving. So without further ado, here are three photos of the completed play structure with my daughter sitting in her chair swing in order to provide some scale. I took these photos this afternoon when I got home from work:





I think my favorite part of the structure is the fact that you can climb up the big ladder on the left to the crows nest, crawl through the big green tunnel, and end up in the club house on the upper story. It is really neat to sit in the clubhouse and look at the entrance to the tunnel and see the crows nest at the other end. I also like how the lower story has a play area as well. My fearless daughter, who is able to walk with a wobbly jaunt, has already conquered the big slide, but she still needs someone to catch her at the end. My son is all over that thing and has free reign of all features. Polski3 commented that his sons spent a lot of time in their play structure. Our babysitter also told us that her younger brother and sister practically lived in their play structure. This is exactly the scenario I am hoping will happen with my two kids. Of course, if they want to play in it, they are going to have to compete with their Daddy! Now to hook up that extension cord and power strip...

Good Day to You, Sir

5 comments:

Darren said...

Dang, how big a backyard do you have?

Chanman said...

Just under a quarter of an acre. I swear this play structure makes the backyard look even bigger.

Anonymous said...

By the way your kids are beautiful I've seen pictures of them both you know elsewhere on other site!!

CaptRon said...

Hi. I came upon your blog after seeing your post in the Forum section Sunday Sacramento Bee (5/20/07. I really enjoy it.

I love the play structure. I want to get one for my kids. Where did you purchase yours?

I too have a blog at ruminations.blog.com

Chanman said...

Capt Ron, Thank you for visiting. I got the play structure at Sam's Club. It was, I believe, about $1,200 or $1,300... I think.