We had a playground similar to this at the old house and the plan, for a while, was to take it apart and move it over to This House. Well, we put it off and then we put it off a little more and when it finally came down to moving it -we said NO WAY!!! There is a school right behind us and we spent the summer playing at that playground until The Youngest came up to me one day and asked if we could move back to the old house (insert the sound of my heart breaking). When I asked her why she answered that it was because the playground was there.
Well, we knew something had to be done - enter The Grandparents. In a great act of generousity, The Grandparents we in on a group birthday gift for The Youngest and got her this wonderful playground. In addition to that The Papaw spent two full days putting it together. For any of you out there who have a wooden playground and paid for the assembly, you can be sure that you got your money's worth!!! Thankfully The Papaw is a handy guy and likes to do stuff like this because it was A LOT of work. He had some help and The Youngest got out there with her Handy Manny tools to make sure all the screws were tight but he did most of it himself.
Let me tell you, it is great! The Girls love it and play on it every evening. It got some major use at the Birthday Party too. There were kids climbing all over it!
So, it the eyes of a 6-year old and a 4-year old, everything is now right with the world.