May 22, 2009

FYI

We put Ash to bed at 8:24 tonight, turned on the video monitor and watched him do a screaming lap around the room and then climb back into bed, under the covers, and fall quietly to sleep. Story time to snooze time in 0 to 60 seconds. Cheers. Though it may have been due to the fact that he came home from daycare to the sight of this in his backyard... Yes, folks, daddy pulled superhero secret ninja stunt #409 this week. He drove to CT to disassemble and load the playset into a truck, brought it to our yard in NY where he sanded the entire damned thing and restained all of the parts that weren't facing down (we'll get to those on Monday), replaced some rotted pieces of wood, dug out half of our garden to replace tomato roots with space to play, and then recruited enough hands to assemble the entire thing today. Short of some finishing touches of staining and laying the boarders and mulch it's complete and ready to be featured in "I bought a used playset for dirt cheap and assembled it in 1 week" magazine. Or maybe the title of that magazine should just be "Daddy Rocks".

5 comments:

Jill said...

Yes, your daddy does rock little Ashton. And I must say that that playset ROCKS too! I want one for my yard!! Oh, and Mari wants one too!

Amanda and Co. said...

You've got a mighty fine hubby there. Lots of work to get one heck of an awesome play set. Hell, I'm jealous.

Gamma! said...

You're one great daddy Mike! And just think of all the hours you'll be able to sit and relax on the sidelines while Ashton swings, slides and plays in his fort - it will be worth it all! I've always said, once Mike and Jo decide to do something, NOTHING will cause them to deviate from their task at hand - and once again, you've proven it! Good job all - and now Ash...your job is to use it and have fun! :)

Meg DeZutti said...

WOW! Ash's daddy is AWESOME! Mike, can you come to Chicago and help me with some cabinet refinishing before Sam comes home??

Anonymous said...

Far Out! Aren't you glad we spent all throse hours in the garage teaching you about power tools and swing set assembly..NOT! Good job can't wait to come out and play on it with Ash! Love Mom C