Monday, May 31, 2010

The Tree Fort

This Memorial Weekend Matt's mom and dad, Barb and Paul came to visit and to build a tree fort. They arrived on Friday and Matt and Paul immediately started the planning process. They dug the post holes on Friday night so construction could start right away Saturday morning. Matt's friend Fernando stopped by and they worked at a quick pace and got a lot done. On Sunday Fernando was back to help and so was Bobby, another friend of Matt's. Matt, Paul and Barb finished everything up on Monday, they added another swing and put on the little extras like hanging bars and a captains wheel. Devon and Kitty were so excited! All that's left to do is the stain (I'm thinking Jayhawk blue and red) and to fill the sandbox and put the rubber mulch down. We'll work on that next weekend. The fort is certain to get tons of use and we're all so grateful to have it! Thank you to Grammy and Grampy for being so wonderful and giving us such a great weekend and a fantastic tree house.

The area at the beginning.

Got one of the towers up, working on the other.

Matt using the nail gun, made everything go faster. I really want one!

This tower is going to have the sand box underneath.

Fernando and Paul working on the swing set.

Kitty was not happy about getting her hands dirty.

Devon writing his name.

Taking a ride on the swing set.

Front side, faces the house. Devon says the slide is super fast.

My boys, having a quiet moment, probably talking about cars or worms.

Matt climbing up the ladder to get in.

Kiddo's enjoying the swings.

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