by laura janning

The Last Outdoor Project of the 2012 Year

November 28, 2012

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Now on the project!

Not only is my husband is happy to hear that we are done with outdoor projects for the remainder of the year (honey don't get to excited, that's only 33 days) but so are the kids as they swing with delight over some recent changes we made to the outdoor place set.
Ah, it seems like just yesterday when we set this up in the backyard. I remember the day that we brought this contraption home from Toys R Us. I thought it would last a lifetime. Wrong! See, it wasn't the quality that didn't hold up, it was the kids. They got bigger and outgrew it!
So we began the upgrade process.
We started by dismantling and moving the old one. The roofs will be re purposed for another project and the play set will be used as the kids "Pirate Ship".
Moving this beast was not fun.  My husband and I were able to tip it over, scoot it to the edge, slide it down the ramp and then scoot it over to it's new home. Looking back at this picture and how we moved it,  makes me wonder where I get my mojo from!
The Pirate's Ship in the middle of the forest!
And a new "kid approved" swing set.
I'd say the kids look happy, don't you think?

Head to the backyard if you would like to swing or you can send me an email for details on how we constructed the swing set. 
What end of the year outdoor projects are you working on?
 Grateful for:
My three dogs, 2 donkeys, 1 pony, 1 cat, 3 goldfish


  1. I'm amazed and intrigued! Amazed that you guys moved this by yourself...(do you not have a tractor?)..intrigued by what you are going to do with the roofs. As always, your pictures are gorgeous. You have 2 donkeys?!

  2. Wow! THAT is a really nice playset AND a big job done. Love the pirate ship! xo Diana

  3. They look so content. Sweet capture for your memories. Don't blink. Soon they'll be graduating

  4. Love it, love it! Those are some great changes and what a fantastic place for your kids to play! Your yard is just beautiful! I haven't been very busy outside lately... I've removed our fall wreath and that's about it. ;-)

  5. swing set looks great n the pictures are awesome such beautiful children n they are having sooo much fun

  6. You have 2 donkeys? And a pony? And an awesome swing set and trampoline and now a pirate ship in the woods?!!!

    You are hands down the best mommy ever!



  7. Pinned and tweeted your new pirate play land. Such a great re-purpose! Great job! XOXO REb

  8. Wow, love your playground and i want to be kids again.:)

  9. Would you adopt me? I'm good with kids ahahah
    In fact, my two think so ahahaha
    All so lovely. The value of what you're providing those lovely and beautiful souls is priceless.
    Be Blessed,

  10. Aw, I remember those days! Fun, fun, fun. The only outdoor projects we've got on tap is the holiday decorating variety. :)
    xo Heidi

  11. Oh..the kids are adorable..and what a great mom and dad you are to provide them with such creative ways to play...


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