Saturday, July 7, 2012

starting the treehouse

miles has officially started the treehouse. yes. he has now put up two boards. yay. this is significant progress from all the planning with no action. we started talking about this project way back at the end of may. i knew it was going to be a long project but i didn't think it would take us this long just to get started.

the tree we have is actually two trees right next to each other. it is in a great location next to our garage/office in the backyard. for research i bought this book called treehouses and playhouses you can build by david and jeanie stiles. it was helpful to tell us how to begin and the supplies we might need. it gives step by step instructions but of course every tree is different so there is a lot to figure out. this is really miles' project. he has never made anything like this before so it is a large project to tackle as a first. i am really no help. i don't know anything about building. so we will see how it goes.

today miles actually started cutting wood and put up the first boards. the kids were so excited they ran inside to get their own tool kit. they all put on their hard hats and worked on their own piece of wood measuring and hammering. it was so cute. they can't wait for the treehouse to be finished so they can play in it. i just hope miles can get it done before winter.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

The kids look so cute in their builder hats. I'm sure they'll have many adventures when it's done.