Happy 3rd Birthday, Avery& Austin! For their bday gift, we decided to build a tree house/playscape in the backyard, hoping the kids get a lot of use out of it for years to come. It's complete with 4 swings, hanging bar, disc swing, rings, double swing, sand box, a tree house platform and another open deck platform that is accesible by walking across a bridge.
The most amazing thing about this (to me) is that Wes built it from scratch, no plans or kit. He drew out a few ideas on paper and then he and I decided on a basic layout and he took it from there. He's a do-it-yourselfer (I SO am not) and it still amazes me at what he can do when he puts his mind to it. He was able to get done in about 2 weeks by working off and on. Uncle Doug and Grandpa helped out one Saturday which was a big help.
Hopefully the playscape will bring many hours of fun and enjoyment and not too many trips to the emergency room!