Love Overflowing

Just swinging along

on March 24, 2009

Stephen and I decided that this was a good year to get Emily a swing set. Once that decision was made, the hard part came. Wood or metal? Just how much did we want to spend? Size? What could we fit in our backyard. Researching, researching, banging our heads against the wall researching. Who knew that there were so many options out there???

We looked at several online and several in stores. There were quite a few that we absolutely loved! But, with the space we had for a swing set, it would cost us an arm and a leg. We went back and forth about spending the money. I think one of the things that pushed our decision was the fact that the city is building a park within walking distance from our house. We couldn’t really justify spending a mint when we could walk to a huge play set.

We made our decision at 10pm on a Sunday night. Got to love Amazon.com. Order any thing, any time! We finally decided to go with a metal set but it wasn’t your typical metal set. It seems a lot sturdier and more durable. It’s German designed. And apparently, that’s a good thing. 😉 The only drawback is that there is no slide. We have a few options with that- we can either save the slide for the park or order one of those stand alone plastic slides. Another option is to just buy some other backyard fun. Thinking sand and water table or playhouse. We haven’t made our mind up yet.

The swing set was delivered by Friday. Less than a week shipment- sweet! We had it up Sunday night and the toddler was able to swing before bed time. And she LOVED it! I had to wake her up from her nap (we were putting it together while she got some beauty rest). I carried her into the living room, all groggy. She saw it out of the corner of her eye. She immediately perked up and was in awe. “My swing set!!!” Didn’t take her too long to wake up!

She’d stay out there all day long if I let her. Too bad the weather is turning yucky this week. But we have all summer long! I will say that Stephen and I do not regret our decision in getting the Kettler set with the glider. We know that it’s going to be very loved!!

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