It took a little convincing, but I finally did it! Stephen and I purchased a swing set for Jesstine. And this weekend he spent all of his free time putting it together! He pretty much refused to let me help! I helped with the slide just because he had to have an extra set of hands for that! Here is the work as it progressed.
This was at about the halfway point. Doesn't look like a lot is left but all of this took a whole other day just to put it on!
My man hard at work. A masterpiece in the making!
And no work can truly done correctly with out the "hick hat" (his own title for it).
Jesstine "helped" by hammering with her "hammer" which was actually a rubber mallet and came in handy for Stephen in the process!
Here is the finished product (this slide actually came in 6 different pieces not including the 30 screws that went in it).
Front side complete with a small picnic bench.
And what praytell were Jesstine and I doing through all of this? Well, we started out playing in the sandbox and playhouse under the deck. We then migrated to the front to help Daddy. When that didn't prove to be a wise choice, we got out the tricycle then the sidewalk chalk. I even let her go down to the edge of the driveway and splash in the puddle in the gutter. She came to me crying. I asked her what was wrong and if she was hurt. She said, "My pants awe awww duwtee!!" So at that point we went inside for some lunch. After "nap" (or lack there of if you have read the previous post), she hopped in the pool and played in the sprinkler.