Tuesday, April 26, 2011

What we've been up to...

It started a couple weeks ago with both Blake and I opening box after box of wood parts and labeling them. Finally, last week we were able to take some time to actually do some assembly. This was close to the beginning...

Egan tried to help by handing daddy a plastic hammer. He thought it was so fun that he had his own tools to "help".


Who is this BIG boy? He has grown up so much lately. AND oh my, does he look like his daddy?

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This was all started last Thursday and continued on into the darkness as we worked by lamp light. As hard as it is to work in the dark, it is easier than working with a 2 year old helper!

Friday morning:

(I promise he didn't climb the ladder. That is actually the back and there are no more steps for him to climb.)
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Friday Afternoon: Uncles to the rescue! Thankfully, both Blake's and my brother as well as their girlfriends were able to come provide some help. We provided pizza in return. Here's blake and Sean building the roof supports and Tyler assembling a part of the roof. Amanda was in the back handing tools.
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And Jordan being a great sport on the slide with Egan.
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And then there's this. Was someone watching this kid? Ha... that's me!


Again we worked into the darkness to get as much done as possible, and I don't know what we would have done without all the help!
Saturday morning: We didn't have the ladder installed until after bedtime, so this was the first time Egan got to go up in the top!

He was SO excited.

What boy wouldn't be though?

I'm not sure why I didn't get any pictures, but Egan's Aunt Amanda and Uncle Eric came Saturday morning to lend a hand. They were lifesavers.
By early afternoon we were able to get most everything finished ending with the slide... What a relief!
Finally, a few pictures where Egan actually got to play!

First time going down the slide. It's STEEP!

(Notice, there is still some more wood. We still need to build a small bench and maybe a few other small details.

He even got to swing! This was his first time on a "big boy" swing!

This should give you a pretty good idea of where we've been the last few days. I'm tired just looking at the pictures!
It is all worth it though to have a super happy little boy. I love that he loves to spend so much time outside!


  1. Awesome new playset Egan. Sad we couldn't come play yesterday. Hope y'all had fun.

  2. These photos make the playset look great! Glad Egan is enjoying it :)