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Monday, August 25, 2008

Back Yard Fun

Ohhhh I can hardly stand it!

Our yard is very boring for Angela. Other than a lovely fence we put in this spring to keep her in it, there's nothing for her to do. We had a cheapo swingset that was flat out dangerous, and a pond she gets into trouble with by throwing non-pond items into. Other than that...NOTHING! I've been looking all over for a back yard climber thing that not only is big enough for a "big kid" (who's small for her age. LOL) but is also something we can afford. There was a Rainbow System that would have been perfect, and she could have played on it till she's 25....IF I wanted to spend $4,000 on it!

Anyway, I've spent all summer digging around online, and finally ran accross WillyGoat Inc. What a great site! They have lots of very affordable options, most of which come with the lumber pre-cut, pre-drilled and treated. We ordered a set for Angela today, and it should be here in time for us to spend Labor Day weekend putting it together. LOL Here's a picture of the set we ordered. Dean is going to hate love me. To put it into perspective, the slide is 10 feet long. Dave, if you're reading this...don't tell Dean how big it is yet! We'll just let him learn about that as we go, shall we? LOL (hey! It had to be big enough for a big kid, remember?)


Those of you who know Angela know she's been DYING for a "playhouse" that she can fit inside of and use as a hiding spot, and play with her real AND pretend friends. In fact, it was the #2 item on her Make A Wish list when the interviewed her. Her specifications were, "It has to be HIGH, have a slide, and swings, and be red." Well, this one just about fits. I'm not painting it red though!

8 comments:

Kathy said...

Wow. Angela, you lucked out when you picked this lady to be your mommy!

Christina said...

Man. Kallie and Brittany would LOVE one of those things! SO neat!

datri said...

Wow, that is so awesome! I wish we could have one of those (not that Kayla would use it, she is anti-playground equipment, LOL), but nearly all of our property is on a steep hill. :(

Tamara said...

We have the exact same problem! Did you get the one you pictured on your blog? Very cool! Lucky, Angela!!!

Leah said...

Tamara: Yep, that's the one we're getting. It's being delivered tomorrow. I'm so excited to get it. I wish we'd had it all summer, but she'll play with it this winter I'm sure.

JennyH said...

That is so cool!! She will love it. I would love to have that for our kids. I'm sure I will have lots of talking the hubby into though when I decide to do it!

Bethany said...

That is awesome Leah!

Stephanie said...

WOW> So cool! Wish we had one that nice!!! ENJOY ANGELA!!!!