Three years ago we recruited our family to spend Monkey's 1st birthday weekend building a swing set and clubhouse. My husband was the only one with any prior building experience but everyone was excited to pitch in.
Over the years we have added finishing touches. A shingled roof. Paint and trim. Window boxes that used to have flowers (a little girl picked them...) A homemade bird house. A turtle habitat. The girls have spent countless hours playing in the clubhouse, digging in the sandbox, sliding, and swinging.
And most recently, sliding into a kiddie pool. The foam tiles keep the grass off their wet feet. (The kiddie pool safely hangs upside-down over a fence when not in use.)
|Swing Set Clubhouse|
I made this fun little video of the first few days of construction. :)
Side note: The big blue pool was retired after that summer three years ago. It was a safety risk I wasn't willing to take. RIP big blue pool. We sure had some fun times.