Sunday, April 27, 2014


Nicholas enjoys being outside occasionally, but Lexi thrives on the outdoors.  She tries to live as much of her life in the backyard as she is able to manage.  We decided that she needed a slide and after stalking KSL for a while and seeing how quickly the affordable playground equipment goes we decided to just build our own.  This is phase one.  I am considering adding another level/section or changing some of the bracing on it, but so far it has been fun for the kids and Lexi is able to get up and down by herself.  My design philosophy was to keep it simple, so I other than the 4x4s I used the exact same length of 2x4 exclusively (a standard 92" stud cut in half.)  The diagonal bar is a spare 2x4 I had in the garage.  So far it is stable and I plan to stake it to the ground to make it a little less likely to tip.

Nicholas says: I really like my slide.  Lexi can climb up the slide with me.  My favorite part is the slide.  We like that it has a bucket so you can lift stuff up.

Lexi says: I am excited to be a big sister. (We are expecting our third child in October.)

I like that I caught Nicholas in mid air.


Megan said...

This is amazing! I would love to see it in real life. How fun.

Jillums said...

Congratulations on baby #3!

Kathryn said...

That's cool that you built it yourself!

Heather said...

Congratulations! I found the transition from 2-3 was easier than 1-2 kids. Good luck!