Justin built our very first playset/swingset a few weeks ago and we have been ABSOLUTELY LOVING IT.
It’s getting harder and harder to bring the boys to a park since Luke is getting more and more mobile and they tend to go in opposite directions, so we brought a slice of the park to our backyard.
We’ve had neighborhood kids over a few times already, and I know we will play in this playset hard until the boys leave for college.
Okay, well, maybe not that long, but for a long time.
David is still all about the sandbox right now, as a lot of his construction (or “construct-i-can” in his mind) trucks are on “site” aka in the sandbox, but he also loves swinging and going down the slide.
He was pretty nervous about the twisty slide for awhile, but he finally conquered his fear after his brave friend went down first!
As far as constructing the actual playset, Justin would say it was very straight forward and simple. It took awhile, just because there are a lot of parts, but it wasn’t necessarily difficult in the least.
That was until he tried to assemble the twisty slide by himself in the dark while it was raining. It didn’t go well, but as soon as he had another set of hands to help hold things in place the next day, the twisty slide was done pretty quickly!
You can see in the video below that he has laid the 4×4’s, and we plan to throw mulch in that area soon. We have everything we need, we just need a few more hours in the day.
As you can see, we love it! And while they are still a little young to enjoy the entire thing, it’s so fun to watch them explore it!
More backyard plans? A vegetable garden (which is already underway!)