Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hard workin' man

The Engineer has been hard at work lately. He (with help from a fantastic friend, a fellow engineer) put together a playscape for the kids. It was a lot of work. I love it!


And what does Chickie think? Well, I'll let you judge that for yourself.


The Engineer has also been hard at work training his body. Monday morning, he got up early and did his first triathlon.


I'm proud of my hard workin' man!


Strange Mamma said...

Aaaah. A playscape. It all becomes clear. How fantastic. It looks marvelous I bet Zoodle can't wait to take part in all that big kid fun. I think if my little man found that in his back yard he would just about pop. We went to a big playground across the motorway from us on the weekend and he just couldn't stop running from contraption to contraption even when he was so tired he looked like a drunk sailor. Poor little man, didn't even bat an eye when we got in the stroller to go home. And he almost completely drained his big straw cup on the 10 minute walk home. Yay for summer!

And way to go, Engineer! For Tri-ing and for constructing.

silver star said...

A playscape and a triathalon, what will the Engineer do next? He's a hard working man!

Anonymous said...

Wow! You really should be proud of him!

I love the play set. And I'm in awe of his athletic ability.

Lara said...

I don't know about you, but even I would love to play on that!

Eternal Lizdom said...

Hot dog and hot man!! Yowza!

We've debated on the playset thing... seeing yours... I want one!!

Call Me Cate said...

Wow, now THAT's a playscape. Back when I was a kid, walking uphill to school both ways in the snow, we had one of those metal ones that tipped when you went too high. Good times!

Congrats to the Engineer. He's accomplished a lot!

Dani said...

That looks like SO much fun! I'd be proud of my man too! What nice work!

I have an award for you at Dani's Daily Drop. Love your blog! Come by and get it- Tuesday Toodles!

Janell said...

Fun! That playscape is amazing - I bet your kids (and their friends when they come over) are in heaven. When I was a kid we had one that tipped when we swung too high also - that brought back memories!

And kudos to Engineer - you must be very proud. :)

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

My kids would just LOVE a playset like that.

caryn said...

What a great playscape, looks like it will withstand lots of years of fun!

Rachel Cotterill said...

What an amazing playground for your kids - and a triathalon... wow! So when are you doing that decathlon... ;)

JL said...

Am i crazy or didn't you get that set last year? I seem to recall a great sale. We're looking for one and they are almost dbl what you paid, if you got the one you mentioned last year, that is.

Anonymous said...

WOW! that is ONE COOL playset! is that one from Sam's???? Way cool! I bet the kids LOVE it!

Rebecca said...

Great playset! Very cool! Congrats!!

Deanna said...

Congrats to the Engineer! That's a great accomplishment!

Laurel said...

Yeah on the playscape...you will have many years of fun on it....

Our Scoop said...

Double congrats to the Engineer! Wow! What a LOT of work! Just seeing that playset makes me cringe about how many nuts and bolts must have been in that package!!!!!!!!!! Great job on the race too!!

C. Beth said...

Heather--I wish your little man could come play on this with my kiddos!

silver star--Well, tonight The Engineer diffused a HUGE tantrum, so he continues his hard workin' ways!

Sandra--I am very proud! :)

Lara--Actually, I'm having fun playing with Chickie on the playscape!

Eternal Lizdom--I know, doesn't he look great in that pic? He's gotten slimmer and his legs have gotten more muscular. Very nice.

Call Me Cate--No way, hearing about your path to and from school, I'm guessing you lived in the exact same city as my dad did when he was growing up!

Dani--Thank you in advance for the award! :)

Janell--Wish you guys lived closer and could come over so your kiddos could play with mine!

Beki--We are very blessed!

caryn--I hope it lasts through lots of years. The Engineer has already gotten a good, waterproof stain to use on it, to help the wood stay in good shape.

Rachel--Oh, I'm working on the decathlon! Hope any nearby pigs are also working on their flying skills. :)

JL--Ha! Um, yeah, we've discussed this over e-mail. It only took 10 months to get built; that's only 4 months longer than it took for our house to be built!

Rebecca--Actually it's from Toys "R" Us! There was a sale--we got it last summer, but it was in our garage in boxes until recently.

RebeccaMA--Thank you! We're having fun!

Deanna--I am very proud of him! He's hoping to do his next tri on Labor Day.

Laurel--I hope we do get lots of use out of it over the next few years!

Our Scoop--Oh, man, it was so many pieces!! SO much time!