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Friday, May 31, 2013

memorial weekend

This happened last weekend...

A few weeks ago we bought a play structure for the kids from the local wholesalers. At first we were apprehensive about building it ourselves, preferring to pay someone to build it for us. With Jeremy working away a lot, our weekends are precious. But we were going to have to wait for weeks for that to happen so thanks to the long Memorial weekend, he decided to take on the challenge and have a go at building it himself.
Many people told me that they had heard horror stories of building these structures which made us even more apprehensive. Jeremy said the instructions were a little tricky but to his credit he did a great job! He has an unbelievable amount of patience and determination.

He worked on it for 2 days and 2 evenings straight.... When he gets going on something there is no stopping him! Not even when it started to pour down with rain! At one point he came in saying he needed a cap to stop the rain pouring down his face!
The only bit he needed help with was putting the roof on and attaching the swing part. Thankfully one of our friends willingly offered to spend an hour in the rain, lifting and holding up the various parts.

The kids were really patient and well behaved for me so Jeremy could get plenty of peace and quiet to concentrate. Despite the rain, I decided to take them to the Portage Memorial Day parade.

'On a soggy verge, somewhere along S Westnedge Ave, 
2 English children were spotted singing 'God Bless America' 
and waving their American flags, waiting for the parade to pass by...'

Jeremy scored mega Daddy points, when to the kids' delight, he had finished by dinner time on the Monday. And a little rain wasn't going to stop them having fun on their new swings!

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