Argh, Matey!


BP has been busy finishing the boys’ playset.

Most of the materials came from a former student of mine who is now in (GASP) high school and, go figure, not really in need of it anymore.

The set of stairs you see in the picture was actually the stairs that used to lead up to our back door.  They had to be rebuilt during our renovation process.

BP built a ramp on the other side of the slide so the boys have something else to climb on and basically created the pirate ship that you see.  There is a sand box underneath and lots of space for imaginative play.

This process started last summer, before our renovations to the outside of the house began.  But once those were underway, we would not allow the children to play outside among the metal, nails, and other construction debris around the yard.

This spring, he finished the actual structure.

Yesterday, he made it look cool.



14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jen@ourdailybigtop
    Jul 12, 2009 @ 10:49:09

    Wow! Just in time too before baby arrives. I bet the boys are going to love this.

  2. Angie @ Many Little Blessings
    Jul 12, 2009 @ 13:13:51

    This looks fabulous! I’m sure you’ll have many years of great use!

  3. Cassie
    Jul 12, 2009 @ 14:34:31

    That looks awesome!

  4. Heather
    Jul 12, 2009 @ 16:20:49

    It looks great!! We know it took a lot of work as we are building one right now too! Great job!!!!

  5. Midwest Mommy
    Jul 12, 2009 @ 18:00:07

    Wow, I am impressed!

  6. hyperactive lu
    Jul 12, 2009 @ 19:09:36

    Great job BP!!! 🙂 I bet the boys LOVE it!!! And it looks so professional!

  7. Angela
    Jul 13, 2009 @ 10:56:13

    Very cool! Good job to the hubby!

  8. Pooba
    Jul 13, 2009 @ 17:17:56

    That turned out great! How cool that you were able to use “recycled” stairs!

  9. Jaina
    Jul 13, 2009 @ 17:32:39

    Playdate? I promise to share 🙂

  10. Jaime
    Jul 13, 2009 @ 17:59:24

    Love it! It’s funny – Luke pretends his playset is a pirate ship, but ours doesn’t actually LOOK like one.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! You’ll have to let me know how Return to Sullivan’s Island is; I’ll definitely put that on my list. I loved the first one! And read Jemima J when you get a chance; if you liked the Shopaholic books, you’ll like it. 🙂

  11. nini
    Jul 14, 2009 @ 06:14:43

    BP did a wonderful job. The yard looks great as well. Perfect! Now I know what you mean when you say “BP’s out in the yard doing what BP does best!”

  12. Blond Duck
    Jul 14, 2009 @ 16:21:08

    That’s great!

  13. Susan
    Jul 14, 2009 @ 21:37:22

    That looks awesome! Can we come play? 🙂

  14. Cherilyn Rice
    Jul 19, 2009 @ 00:34:37

    You go, BP! I don’t let Father Steve anywhere near power tools if it can be avoided!

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