Saturday, April 02, 2011

MY OBSESSIVE HUBBY(But in a GOOD Way!)
First off, let me clarify that my adorable husband LOVES his grandkids!!! That said, he also loves building things for them. He's built toyboxes, bookshelves, dollhouses, a rocking horse, beds with drawers underneath, and there's more! In the spring of 2009, he decided to build the growing babes a swingset. And here's a picture of it!



Nice, eh? But then, in the spring of '10 he decided it needed a little something more...so, he added this platform/playhouse, which also has a green canvas roof that he stored in the shed for the winter. He also built a slanted walkway for the kids to climb. Here it is:



But, alas! It is now spring of '11, and he has been eyeing the playground and thinking it needs yet another addition! So, he is adding a second playhouse with a bridge leading to it, and on the other side of the second platform there is a rope climbing thingie. My hubby just delights in bringing joy to his grands. Tomorrow, cloudy or not, or even a bit drizzly, he will have them out there breaking it in. By the way, he JUST started this third addition last night and says it will be done, with the exception of the canvas roofs, by tonight. HE'S PRETTY AMAZING, DON'T YOU THINK?







Here's the rope climbing wall, which he fashioned with his own hands. How did he do that?



And I would be remiss if I didn't show you a picture of the supervisor!

8 comments:

Nise' said...

The supervisor is deciding if that is a toy for him too! Way to go Cecil!

SHARLENE said...

Nise, wow, you are a quick responder! You should be on the fire department!!!!! haha. Love you, girl!

Hillary said...

Love this....do you guys still live in the same house down the street from where I grew up?? I didn't realize that you had such a big backyard. The kids will have so much fun playing on this....

SHARLENE said...

Hi, Hillary. Yep, we have lived at 15291 Pruin Street for 28 years now. Where did you live growing up?

Kirby Chittenden said...

I wondered what was "growing" on the south side of our house.

Anne Payne said...

I will have to show this to my husband as he is a builder of some really cool things, too! When our boys were little he built them a "John Deere" tractor bunk bed, complete with real tractor tires! And later on he built them a "space station" with bells, lights, all kinds of cool gadgets. Our daughter has already requested 'Poppy' build one for the grandsons. This playset would be perfect for them at our home :) ♥

Connie Arnold said...

Your husband is amazing! My grandsons would love having him for a grandfather (although my husband is a good one too, he just doesn't build things like that).

Anne Payne said...

Oh, I forgot to say how beautiful Peyton is! He is getting so grown up ;)