Thursday, January 27, 2011

If you can't take the Boys to the playground.....

you have to bring the playground to the boys! After weeks of subzero temperatures and feeling trapped inside the house with two very active boys and a baby I came up with a brilliant idea to clean the outdoor play equipment for indoor use. Papa Bear was my absolute hero and cleaned up the equipment on the back porch in 20 degree weather and was up until after midnight reassembling it in the basement playroom. It has got to be one of the best parenting decisions we have ever made. Little Man and Peanut will go down into the basement to play on their own (without fighting) for 30 minutes at a time at least 3 times a day. You can't but that kind of awesome anywhere!! Little Man is a monkey and scales the walls and climbs all over or makes a house under the slide. Peanut yells "wheeee" while going up and down the slide trying to keep up with his big brother. Energy is being burned, imagination is being engaged, fun is being had and best of all Mama is getting a few minutes of peace!!

We started with just this piece from the backyard but it was so popular that we decided to step it up.

So we brought in the large playground piece (donated to us by Mee-Mom- thank you thank you thank you) which was well worth the work Papa Bear had to put in.

Sorry the pictures are blurry, I couldn't make them stop playing long enough to get pictures in focus!!!

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