This is not a new project. Rather it is several years old but never socially shared. However, it has been shared to great lengths when you take into consideration the time that has been spent on it with family and friends. Our family built it…together. Every member helped hammer in nails. It was your average, out of the box, same as everyone else’s outdoor play set.
Until we shared our own ideas! Everyone requested what they wanted and this is what got added. We added a mailbox to write letters to the fairies. We added a birdhouse and a chalk message board and a clipboard (necessary for meeting notes when the Girls’ Club convenes). We added a bucket for collecting things. We turned into a family communication center. We even added a new soccer goal to the back yard and a basketball backboard to the garage. Everyone shared. Everyone was heard.
We added some signs that we painted and weatherproofed to remind the kids about having character.
The memories of times on this outdoor play set will live on in our hearts forever. In warm weather and freezing, we have played and played together! The friends that we connected with and the time with family…swinging, making mud pies, collecting leaves and leaving notes…all can not be replaced. As the kids grow up and circumstances change, there is so much to be thankful for.
Family and Friends are some of God’s greatest gifts. Playing together makes the journey all worthwhile.
And my favorite sign of all…
Happy Creating Your Own Magical Memories,