Friday, October 23, 2015

Rebuilding The Swings

When we moved in a year ago there was a pretty rickety swing set in place, but everyone loved swinging on it when  they came to visit. I have to admit we enjoyed swinging on it too and just relaxing. The end of this summer when Hayley and her best friend Breanne were swinging on the swings it snapped and broke. Thankfully neither of the girls were hurt! They were able to jump off and out of the way in time.


Of course we were all sad and had to have the swings back, lol.... so Jerry started yet another project.


He had a plan to make sure this one was going to stand strong. My parents were visiting so my dad gave him a hand. Kathleen had been riding her bike and was curious at the process so of course she was observing...at first....






That's when Jerry got her involved and was teaching her how to place the hammer to remove the nails.





Love her bike helmet... always makes me smile :-)



            A few days of getting things prepped and concrete being set to get a new swing set built.




This swing set won't be shifting or moving or going anywhere anytime soon! Jerry used 6 x 6 boards, 12 feet long. Building a brace on each end at the top, along with the 8 bags of concrete in 4 holes makes it quite sturdy.

       You also get to see Kathleen's play house she decorated for fall and her new American flag! :-)


                                  Swings on.... sunny day.... what could be more perfect? :-)


                                                    Big smile of one very happy little girl!


"One swing set, well worn but structurally sound, seeks new home. Make memories with your kid or kids so that someday he or she will or they will look into the backyard and feel the ache of sentimentality as desperately as I did this afternoon. It's all fragile and fleeting dear reader, but with this swing set, your child (ren) will be introduced to the ups and downs of human life gently and safely, and may also learn the most important lesson of all; No matter how hard you kick, no matter how high you get, you can't go all the way around"   John Green, The Fault in Our Stars


                                                                     Blessings,
                                                                          Jill

9 comments:

Billie Jo said...

Wonderful!!!!!!!
I love it!!!!

Jeanette Schenk said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Great job.

~ Noelle said...

Great job
Swings are so fun.. and hard to find in parks around here these days

Wendi said...

Looks great! Chuck and I often find ourselves on the swings when we slip out before bed.

Kerri said...

Looks awesome! And I love Kathleen's fall decorations on her play house and the American flag!

Carrie B. said...

Great job Boys (& Kathleen) ;)

Looks like the new one will be there for many fun filled days to come! I just love Kathleen's helmet too - that is beyond adorable!!

Love the quote at the end... I haven't read the book or seen the movie, but it sounds good (although like one where I'll need lots of tissues).

Blessings for a fun weekend my Dear xoxo

NanaDiana said...

What a great thing to have all done. I love the way she is watching him work--looks like she is supervising. The playhouse is darling and I am glad to see she is patriotic! Looks like another perfect day at your homeplace. xo Diana

NanaDiana said...

Sorry----ps.IF you have time pop over and sign up for the giveaway for my son's newest venture.

Beloved's Redheaded Bride said...

Such a nice little place for her! So, sweet! I am hope she has many fun filled hours.