Saturday, June 20, 2009

Pieces of our Week...

It has been a really busy, yet fun week for the kids. Monday was the first day of VBS (Vacation Bible School). The kids were so very excited to go and look forward to this every year. Of course, on Friday they were upset that the week was over. VBS had "themed" days and I took photos of the kids each morning prior...Here is Tuesday:
and Friday: Another highlight of our week involved a great steal on Craigslist.
We have been looking for a new playscape for the kids to put at Grandpa and Grandma's house. Since we will be moving in there soon, we thought it would be nice for the kids- and may attract some of the neighborhood kids our way (instead of Brayden always wanting to go over to the neighbor's houses...2 of his classmates from kindergarten live down the street from Grandpa and Grandma). I recently started a prayer journal and one of my "simple little personal" requests was for God to lead us to an affordable new (or gently used) playscape for the kids.
And this is what He delivered!
We found this playscape available for $300 on Craigslist Sunday night
(a RAINBOW one that retails $1300.00 at Costco).
It is a couple of years old, and Darcy had to disassemble and reassemble...but it is exactly what we were looking for and within our budget.
It just needed a little TLC. Grandpa powerwashed it and we still need to stain it.
But it has all the "important" parts:
swings, monkey bars, sand box, picnic table, slide, rock wall, etc.
Brayden and Brooke have had so much fun on it.
Both kids know how to "pump" now and were having fun showing off their new skills.

It's Brooke's favorite. When I was a little girl I loved to swing too...
Brookie could stay on the swing for hours if we let her.

Papa sandwich!
Trying out the monkey bars (Bray's favorite)
and the slide
(at one point they actually had the hose going down the slide and converted it into a waterslide...
Darcy and I weren't around at the time, or else I am sure I would have gotten photos of that!)
Having fun in the sun...
thankful summer is finally here.
Lacrosse with Daddy
Another highlight of the week involved a couple little garage sale finds...
One person's trash is someone else's treasure, right?Well, that is certainly the case for this little boy.
Darcy and I looked into buying Brayden this Star Wars Ship for Christmas
(that is until I saw it in stores for over $100.00!)
While this isn't the "latest" model, for $2.00 it was a steal and brought big smiles to this little guy's face.

thankful for a great week
filled with smiles and little blessings...
ending with mama and daddy getting some lovin' too


  1. Absolutely...priceless indeed! I heart Craigslist over and over again. That is an awesome find on that playset. A little elbow grease from dad and TLC...voila..good as gold for a fraction of the cost! And yardsales are the best! Great picts, sweetie!

  2. So many sweet pictures! You're in for some fun summer days with the playscape!! Now you just need a slip & slide so the kids can cool off when they're done sliding and swinging! =)