"There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million." ~Walt Streightiff
|Me at the beach.|
|My sister and I eating wild berries.|
|Me in my childhood backyard.|
|In a tree house with my father.|
|Me eating picked berries|
With our backyard now carrying the modern "torch of independent play" our goal is to transform it into a place where discovery and imagination consume hours of the day. The first project I want to share is our swing-set.
Our swing-set, found via craigslist on the cheap, was worn down and missing parts. The most important aspect was the well maintained slide and rock mountain. The wood was sanded, the structure painted, segments added, and a roof mounted. It is a rather impressive swing-set that fits into almost every budget when combined with effort.
The structure towers from our backyard, beckoning my children to it when we pull into our driveway. Our boys monitor the neighborhood from its platform and hide treasures under its stairs. I look forward to many more backyard projects to inspire exploration and will be keeping you posted.
|Our swing-set. Features: slide, two swings, rope and rod ladder, hanging rope , rock mountain, slanted ladder climber|