Monday, August 8, 2011

Belli's Big Birthday Surprise

This year for Belli's birthday I decided it was high time for a swing set of her own.  After looking for a few weeks I finally decided on this one:
It has a slide, swings, monkey bars, a built in toy box, bench/bar, and picnic table to eat and drink at.  It also has an area that you can fill with sand for a sand box but I haaaaaaate sand so I haven't put anything in it yet.  Anyway, I knew it would be difficult to put together but I really enjoy building stuff so I thought it would be fun.  I took pictures each day to capture my progress.

Here is day one.  The amount of wood and hardware alone took up my whole den.

Day Two (I can't find the pictures for day two but I am pretty sure I just put together the ladders)

Day Three: I had help from my dad and sister hold the pieces up while we attached the top boards.

Day Four (I only had a few hours to work but I got the floors in that day)
Day Five

Day 6 (had help from Belli's dad putting the roof up)

Day 7

Isn't it beautiful?!?!  And in case you are wondering, yes, I did do almost all of it by myself.  Big props to my dad though for helping me a few times when I couldn't figure something out.  But, the biggest props of all go to my sister and mother for keeping Belli entertained for the whole week while I built it.  Without them there is no way I would have had the time to do it nor would I have been able to keep it a secret from her.  She was majorly surprised.  I will post picture from the birthday soon!


  1. WHOA!!! That swingset is incredible! She must have been out of her mind with excitement! Seriously, a GORGEOUS swing set (and kudos to you for doing such a great job on it!!)!

  2. You are amazing! I could never put something like this together. YOU GO GIRL!!! You're such a great mom.


    PS: Please blog more.