For those of you thinking this mini mansion o' fun looks like a good idea... let me just forewarn you. It came in 5 boxes, every single piece had to be put together. I would think that they could have at least put the chains on the swings or maybe the wooden steps on the rope ladder, but no. One of the bags of screws had 710 screws in it and that was just bag A... only one of the bags labelled A - N, AND it came with an instructional DVD!!!! Of course we didn't watch that and it took 2 solid days with 3 people working on it to get the thing together, 3 trips to Lowe's, new pneumatic tools, saw horses, a shovel, levels, squares, ladders, drills, clamps, sunscreen and lots of beers for the daddies.
All in all, I really do think it was worth it. We can't wait to see what fun brother will have and are already prepared to see some climbing onto the roof and jumping off action.
During a brief break from Blue Slide, Stella was kind enough to read a book to Yates. He was a very good listener and she was a very good sweet "reader."
A couple more things... remember what happened last Wednesday? Someone (Stella) had a major - entire breakfast - have to go home - throw up accident in the car. Well its Wednesday again and guess what happened? Yates had an equally disasterous, outing-ending - go home tear apart the car seat and bathe the baby - throw up in the car. It wouldn't be quite so bad if it was like, uh oh, someone threw up. Lets get a wipe and clean it up. But its not even close to that. It's like oh my gosh.... try not to panic, race home, strip everyone and everything in the vicinity of the throw up, clean it, lysol wipe everything, take the car seat apart and then be stuck at home for the entire day b/c we are waiting for the car seat to wash and dry. Ugh. Seriously, what is the deal? I don't particularly care for dismantling drenched car seats, but I'm getting really good at it.
And finally, my peonies bloomed!!!! YAY!!! I am so excited : ) The pictures won't upload for some reason, but I'll add them later. Ta-ta.