Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Early Birthday Present

I think he likes it!



We bought Steven a wooden swing set off Craig's list for his birthday.  Charlton, Popo, and Uncle Patrick moved it and reassembled part of it 2 Saturdays ago.  Then Charlton and Popo spend most of this last Saturday working on it again when rain permitted.  We had the seller use his warranty to order replacement boards for the ones that had rotted through and we are waiting for those to come in- we are just in phase 1 right now.  Phase 2 involves sanding and staining the wood to make it look like new again.  They got enough together this time for Steven to be able to use the swings.  He was napping when Popo left so he did not get to see Steven's reaction to his birthday present so these pictures are for him.

Thank you for all you hard work Popo-- it did not go unnoticed!!  Several times everyday, Steven stands at the back door (because it has rained everyday since) and says "Steven's swing" and "Daddy slide" (we tell him that Daddy and Popo are building him a slide).  He's going to be beside himself with happiness when they get the fort built and the slide on.  

5 comments:

Lindsay Newcomer said...

Those are looks of sheer glee! I'm glad that y'all found one.

Hooked on Fishing said...

It's looking good... after you sand and stain it you can get a bucket of deck sealer and a roller for pretty cheap and it will make it last a lot longer...

Collegegirl said...

WOW. What a great idea as a present!
~Elyse~

Jimmy and Sarah Kim said...

Laura! I cannot believe how old Steven is! He truly looks like a little boy instead of a baby. He looks like a very happy boy.

Anonymous said...

WOW he is swinging in the big swing! Way to go Steven. You have a lot of fun to look forward to in that birthday present! Love the pictures of his smiling face.
Love,
Mimi