Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Playground

Well, as most of you already know via facebook, we have a new playground in the backyard. Just so you can see why it ate most of our week last week, and all of our energy, I'm posting the step-by-step building pictures. I'm mostly just copying and pasting pictures and captions from Adam's facebook profile, so forgive me if you've already seen it.

Step 1: Remove the rocks from the side of the yard. 

Step 2: Remove the curbing from the side of the yard. 

Step 3: Remove the grass from the playground area. 

Step 4: Remove and reroute the sprinklers to the new grass edge. 

Step 5: Level and remove everything from the area. 

Step 6: Add weed-blocking material. 

Step 7: Start putting the playground together. 

Step 8: Make sure the kids are okay with the job we are doing. 

Step 9: Put more of the playground together. 

Step 10: Make sure the kids are okay with the job we are doing. 

Step 11: Finish putting the swing set together, make sure it works. 

Step 12: Put borders around the area, fill with wood chips and sand. 

The whole process, including wood chips, took a week.  Excepting wood chips it was about 3-3.5 days give or take.  I have to use this as an example of Adam's work ethic.  He is amazing!  When he starts something, he works straight through until he's finished.  It was hard to get him to take breaks to eat or anything else.  He was spending 14-hour days out in the hot sun, and I don't know how he did it, but it turned out so great!  We are all enjoying it, the kids to play on, and us because it keeps them so busy and active and happy. 


Janine said...

wow, its amazing. If we ever make it to the states we are coming to play!

Kurt and Shelli Barnum said...

Wow! That is awesome! Way to go!

The Yoder's Four said...

That looks like it was a TON of work! We are in the midst of our backyard project and it is no picnic. But I can't wait to have a nice place for the kids to play!

Kathryn said...

We have the same playset! My DH built ours over Easter weekend (not the best timing). We love it! I'm often out there swinging right along with my children.