Thursday, June 19, 2008

father's day

We spent father's day afternoon at John's parents' house where we managed to corral three of the four local Fergy dads for a barbecue. The grandparents' house is the girls' current absolute favorite destination since Grandma bought a whole slew of princess outfits and accessories for them to play dress up with.

I don't know where in the world, or why, Kate learned to curtsy.

The grill is always off limits to women and was off limits to the dads, who were supposed to be relaxing--well, relaxing as much as they could relax with 3 kids running around the house, fighting over outfits, and climbing on them (and in case you were wondering, plastic toy princess slippers are enormously loud on hard wood floors, adding oh so much more to the attempted serenity of the afternoon).

So John started giving Max some grilling lessons.

And all in all it was a really nice day. I think John is trying for father of the year however, as he is curently building the kids a new playground/swingset in our back yard. The lumber was delivered a week ago and John has been out back every evening after work well past the point of darkness usually. Here is the progress so far:

Pictured above is the beginning of the "fort" which will have a roof and feature a sandbox below which can convert ot a picnic table. There will be 3 swings on a structure to connect on the left side, a slide on the right, a climbing wall, and monkey bars. It's been quite a project so far.


Anonymous said...

Having fun reading of your blog.


Trish said...

I thought forts were made out of a bush and a piece of carpet remnant???

MommaWriter said...

Looks awesome...and it'll be way cooler than most of the stuff you can buy and yeah, about those plastic princess slippers. Agggggh!