Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Our New Toy

When I was younger I dreamed of having a fancy wooden swing set to play with.  There was a business on the outskirts of the town I grew up in that had some of these swing sets out for display, when we would drive by I would make a lot of memories on those swing sets.  You know in the 30 second drive by's.  I always envisioned my self running, playing, having a great time with my friends.  Well, I never got my dream swing set.

It came down to money I think.  Those things are expensive!  And although I never went without, I didn't always get what I wanted either.  I always hoped some day I could get my kids a big, wooden swing set to play on.  And this year my dream came true.  After much looking, adjusting to a realistic budget, looking some more, price matching, you get the point we got the girls a swing set {insert Hallelujah chorus here!}.

So we have been having a ton of fun swinging, sliding, picnicking, and just truly enjoying our new swing set.  I know it seems silly, but watching my girls swing on it makes my heart so full of joy.  Molly and Lucy both love it, and we have played on it almost everyday since Eric built it.  As much as I would have loved to get the girls a big old swing set, our budget and yard would not allow it.  So we have a nice, modest, perfect for our family swing set.  So on these summer days you will find us doing a lot of this...













     
Happy Summer!!

5 comments:

Jenilee said...

oh yes! happy summer!!! you and your girls will love that! we have swings on our tree in the backyard for the girls. they always talking about having a swingset but there just isn't room in our yard. they love their swings though!

Kim said...

It was the same way with me & power wheels I always wanted one but it never worked out so I was thrilled (& so was Beckham) when my Dad unexpectedly bought Becks a John Deere power wheels - I guess that's a perk of being a grandparent being able to buy stuff for your grand kids that you couldn't afford to buy your kid! I can't help but smile watching Beckham ride all over the place & pretend he is batman driving the bat mobile hehe

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Love, love, love!

Kelly said...

That is awesome! Love it!

Holly said...

I'm sure they love it so much! What fun for a kid! And I totally know what you mean about dreaming playing on those big swingsets!