Our backyard looks really different today! Our swingset is gone.
We've had that playset since the spring of 2008. It's over 8 years old. I guess we got our money's worth. 8 years, 4 boys, many battles and hours spent swinging.
It's a little melancholy that we've outgrown the little slide and the playhouse. I do have to admit, the backyard looks bigger now. And we have big plans for a more adult area down there - someday...
It's also more than a little shocking that we've been in this house long enough that we've worn out a swing set. We need new stairs on our back deck. We need new carpet. We just replaced our windows. I don't think we ever expected to STAY in this house. But we're here. It's home... and every little dent and stain was made by us. It's ours - disintegrating fence and all.
Here's a picture from when the playset was brand new.
The boys tore it down this week while I was out in Vegas. Destroying stuff must be fun because we had half the neighborhood back there swinging hammers and carrying wood up to the driveway. Tomorrow a waste truck will come and haul it away.
And just like that... the end of yet another phase.
Have a safe and happy holiday weekend everyone! We don't have any big plans. If we can muster the energy, Spencer has a bedroom that needs to be painted. Or we may just take some aluminum bottles of beer to the pool and chill. Happy 4th of July! And Happy Birthday, Tricia. Welcome to the 40+ club!