Monday, May 9, 2011

I asked for a swing...

I had a lovely Mother's day,
and enjoyed the pleasure of sitting out in the sun.

But the best treat was when I asked my Great Guy if he'd toss up a board
so we could hang swings for the babies.

 
And he immediately stopped what he was doing
starting right to work.

But it wasn't a "toss" affair.
It was a serious job that lasted through the day.

THIS is why:

These pictures are from this evening when he finished up
but yesterday Uncle Char came down and helped
operate the excavator which kept tension on the rope holding the log up.


AJ finagled and jockeyed the crossbeam to get it in just the right place
as Charlie hollered up to him
"That's Peasant's work, man!"
to which my husband promptly replied
"Yeah.  
It reminds me why 
I don't want to be a peasant!"

Well Babe.  For the record, I think you'd cut a fine figure of a peasant
 but if you don't mind
I'll defer watching you climb ladders of that length in the future!
 (I'm glad it was the "short" one)


Upon inspecting his handiwork, I declare that "baby" swings would 
be a waste to the length of chain used.
Well.
Maybe ONE baby swing.

But the other needs fit an XL size fanny!

Upon completion this evening, there was a test run
 conducted by the ever-helpful and most-brave
(not to mention "lucky to fit")
 Uncle Charlie.
 

Oh thank you thank you THANK YOU Dearest!!!

6 comments:

Julze said...

WOW! Thats one SERIOUS swing there....your hubby certainly doesn't do things by halves, does he...LOL! !

Pam... said...

You ask for a swing, he gives you the ultimate swinging, high rise catapult!
(If you asked him for the moon, I bet he'd lasso it for you!) There's lotsa love there! How fun!

Courtney said...

I love it! That is built to stand the test of time. Stephen is feeling a little jealous ;). Love you, Courtney

LindaFaye said...

i want one ;)

Cinnamon said...

That looks so fun. I loved the picture off your porch. What fun - a swing!!

You've got one wonderful husband :-)

Glad you had a nice Mothers Day!

hugs~ Cinnamon

The Pauls' Family said...

Amazing swing. I'm sure lots of fun will be had on it :)