Operation Fort…well underway!

Jon and I have been planning to build the kids a fort/playhouse this year but we just hadn’t come across THE plan until now. Last year we got rid of the play equipment a piece at a time. I don’t know if you have noticed but things just aren’t made the way they used to be. Ugh! 


Several Christmas’s ago the babes received a fort swing set combo from Toys R Us. I do not recommend. If you are just looking for a couple years use then by all means go for it but I was disappointed that after two years it was in pretty sad shape. Then came the trampoline. Ahhh that was a favorite right up until the net was ripped to shreds and I saw Maggie go flying out of it one day. By the grace of God she was completely unharmed but needless to say I banned anymore use of it. I did, however, make some Craigslist shoppers very happy when they took these off our hands. 


So here we are…a bare backyard and my favorite tidbit of Mom wisdom…”Go…use your imagination”…was only going so far.


So back to operation fort. We found THE plan and Jon…my eager to build something…anything…husband was immediately ready to get to work. Ummm…I am sure it had nothing to do with getting to it before I changed my mind…surely not. :/

We are not there yet but well on our way…

Day 2 and 3: All framed and siding begins
Day 4: Partially roofed and sided. Windows taking shape.
That is where we are for now. The kids are so stinkin’ excited! I love it!

P.S. I am also super excited we picked the hottest month of the year to do this one…go us! Gah!

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