Sunday, August 30, 2015


Colin finished the decking this afternoon, with the help of Charlotte, the "nail getter outer."  Next step, the slide!

Monday, August 24, 2015

First Window

While waiting for the decking to arrive, Colin installed the first window.  They are sash windows with screens - to keep those pesky mosquitoes out of the playhouse.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Playhouse Deck Beginnings

Yesterday and today, Colin has been hard at work on the playhouse deck.  We've always planned on having a path or small stone patio on the side of the playhouse, maybe with some steps going up through the garden to the patio, but the deck idea is somewhat new.  Colin decided to build the deck before finishing the playhouse, so he will have a level surface on which to put the ladder when doing the remainder of the siding and roof.

Another benefit of the deck is that we can easily attach the slide. The kids are looking forward to that part.  The decking material doesn't arrive until Wednesday, so, we'll have to wait until the kids can enjoy a popsicle on their new deck.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

New Stone Path

Last year, when I was pregnant, I built a stone path behind the playhouse.  I didn't like the way it turned out, so this year I rebuilt it.  Not quite finished yet, but I like it much better.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Playhouse Siding

This morning, the kids helped Colin start to hand siding on the playhouse.  Charlotte passed him nails from the dump truck and Alistair even helped hammer in some nails.

Of course it isn't all hard work!