Last year we bought that play structure for our kids at Costco.  You know the one, with the twirly slide, a club house, picnic table AND swings?   Yeah, that one.  Sadly, we needed to finish the fence before we finished building it and it just didn’t seem to happen  No one’s fault, of course, but we just looked at it for the summer and winter waiting for the weather to clear enough so we could put up the fence.

Well, the fence went up this past week.  While it still has a little of this or that to do before it is finished, we completed the area around the kid’s zone enough to seat and level the structure, add the swings, put together the slide (oh.  my.  goodness.  That was a task!)

And we finished it up on Easter.  There is still a little trim and a door to add, but the key elements are there: swing, slide, play.

The Easter Bunny even brought a spy glass and captains wheel.

As soon as they were given the go ahead, our kids were on the swings, on the slide and having the very best time.  It was such a joy to see them playing.  At last, we have this life.  We are decidedly grateful and in disbelief that we get to live this.  Family, play, love, laughter, it’s all here, and this is the gravy.  Happy spring!

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Gigi Said

  • Topless Tapas 2012-11-03 18:44:52-

    Tami was leaving to go out with her friend and the kids begged to go with her. I said, "you don't want to go with mom, she is going to the Tapas bar and we are going to stay here and play games."

    Gigi stiffened, "That's weird", she said as she blushed. I processed fast and realized the problem. "TAPAS bar. It means 'small plate', not TOPLESS bar!"

Jude Said

  • Nicknames 2013-01-04 21:30:33-

    The checker at the store asked our always conversational little boy what his name was. He replied "Jude" then added "but sometimes they call me pumpkin brown". LOL.

    And they are right. We call him that after the folksong that we sing sometimes.

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