Tuesday, April 28, 2009

.....Priceless

This is a quick layout that I did a few weeks ago. I wanted to make sure we remembered this fun adventure. Doesn't the swing set look great? It was my idea to put a swing set up in the backyard for the grandchildren. You see, when they all came over to play, there was nothing to do at Grandma's house (except run circles around the pool!). None of the kids are allowed to go in the backyard without an adult, because of the pool. So, that's why I decided we needed a swing set. My husband and I have "discussed" this idea for a couple of years now. Guess who won?!? LOL!! One beautiful Saturday morning in March, I asked my son to go with me to Lowe's to look at swing sets. I thought they would probably cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $400. As you can see my this layout....I was WAY off!!! The checkout clerk at Lowe's graciously accepted my $985 and we headed home with the five BOXES of parts Once we got home with it, and opened a few boxes, I asked my son, " how long do you think it will take us to put this together?" He said, "I think we'll probably finish by 7:oo tonight." bwahahaha!!!! TEN THOUSAND pieces and 3 weeks later...we FINALLY got this (wonderful) swing set together! (I would also like to point out that the directions for this set comes in 4 or 5 different languages - including English - but in general, it was like reading GREEK to me! Plus, if you buy one of these, make SURE to throw away all languages by yours!!!!) I can't tell you how many times I tried to "read" the Spanish version! I was so anxious to see the kids playing on it...now WHY didn't we think to get THREE swings??? I must admit, they really seem to enjoy climbing up to the "fort" on the rock wall, and sliding down the slide. They've even been trying to learn to swing themselves. Just last week, Allen and Jacob were headed out to the swing set, and I asked if they were going to the fort for a "powwow". Allen asked, "what is a powwow?". I explained it to him and he headed off to catch up with Jacob, yelling..."come on, Jacob! We're going to the fort and have a bow wow!" Cracked me up!!! Yep! It's a very entertaining toy...the kids love it...almost as much as they love running around the pool! Thanks for stopping by.... Hugs! Susan


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9 comments:

Julie Howard said...

I'll have you know that this LO cost me $12! Because of you and your adorable scalloped border, I had to invest in a second circle punch. Be sure to add that dollar amount to the journaling on your LO.

Lynn B said...

I just love this!! really wonderful work!! It tells such a great story & looks wonderful!! very playful! Tfs :D

Jane said...

Your a great Grandma!! thanks for stopping by, it's always so wonderful to see you have come by!! :)

Jane said...

oh, I forgot to say, I love your new header!!!

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Super cute page Susan!!....you are one awesome grandmother setting up this fun swing set in your backyard!

~Gabi :D

Peggy said...

What a wonderful thing to do for your grandkids!
Beautiful LO Susan, I love the way you cut that pp and doodled around it. A perfect playful LO for these fun pics!
xxx Peggy

Pam said...

What an awesome Grandma thing to do!! I am sure all that hard work was worth it to see those kiddos playing on it:) Did you take the picture in your header recently? The water over here hasn't been that pretty lately. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog. KGK is doing better and better every month!!! Take care Susan!

Lucia said...

What a great fun looking layout.

phamil said...

Great layout! And it really does look like a super cool swing!!!

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