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Monday, April 4, 2011

Happy monkeys

The big excitement this weekend was that BobBob installed his new, custom-designed monkey bars on the girls’ playstructure. When we moved into this new house, the girls loved the playstructure that was in the yard, but really missed the bars we used to have at the old house. So he designed them a pair that fit our yard exactly, and could be nice and low right now (because I’m a chicken after Ree’s broken arm) or raised up as the girls grow.

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It’s funny, but when I was growing up, I always knew my dad could build anything in the world. And now Ro and Ree think the same thing – they must have even heard us talk about his job title at some time, because when Ro had to write a sentence with an “e” word at school she wrote:SAMSUNG

Hee!

The girls are already hard at work honing their simian skills. I think they’ve spent seven or eight hours on those monkey bars in the last two days and they’re on them again right now. Last summer, just before we sold the old house and playstructure, Ro and Ree had three rows of callouses on their hands and their back and arm muscles were so ripped it was insane. They were as tough as nails and three times stronger. Go babies go. And thanks BobBob and Wela!

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Spring Fling: This is post #4 of my Spring Fling effort to do a daily post for 30 days. Some friends have gotten spring fever too and agreed to join me in this mad quest. Check out these blogs to see the other Spring Fling daily posts: Dragonflies, Koprowski Kids, Love and a Little Craziness, Moments with Maisie, Tate r Bug. And if anyone else wants to try for a post a day for a month, just give a yell and I’ll link to you too! You can start anytime and then keep it up for 30 days. It’s a good way to break out of the winter blahs and have some fun with the blog again.

26 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great idea. I decided to join in starting today. I love the girls new monkey bars.

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  2. Anonymous4/04/2011

    Wow! What lucky girls. Is this a brand new play structure?

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  3. Cool, Jennifer I added your name and link to the list.

    It's not a new playstructure, it came with the house and is probably about 4 years old. Actually it really needs to be stained to protect the wood, and that's our next project.

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  4. Hello - I have not commented before but I get great joy from reading about your cute-as-can-be girls. They must bring so much joy to everyone who knows them.
    I am a grandmother of 5 - 4 almost grown and one 3 1/2 year old girl.
    It's delightful to read your blog!

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  5. What a blessing to have your parents around to share their love with your girls!

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  6. Way to go Bob Bob engineer!! So nice to see Bob Bob & Wela....I missed them!

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  7. I'm in for the posting once a day in April (I have read you guys forever, but rarely comment.)

    When I was in 3rd grade I got the school record for the bent arm hang, after a summer spent on the rope swing and the monkey bars. The record still stands almost 20 years later... :) My only athletic claim to fame.

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  8. Okay, sign me up for Spring Fling! Thanks for the email. I'm thinking I need me some monkey bars so I can get nice and toned ; ) You're dad rocks BTW !

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  9. Hey, at least Bobbob was something respectable. My sweetie wrote, "My Grandfather was a pirate. He stole treasure." I wonder if Kindergarten teachers have to sign a confidentiality agreement.

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  10. That bar is so awesome!!!!!!!

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  11. Didn't know I was logged in as my son. Above comment was me.

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  12. There's not much better then monkey bars at our house too. Great idea to have it grow with your girls, fun, fun!

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  13. What great grandparents! Your play structure looks great and I bet they spend a lot of time on it. I love your photos and probably more for the fact that they aren't iPhone ones like people put on Facebook and everywhere else they can find.

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  14. I want a BobBob. My kids have been asking for a swing set for years, but I'm just not the handy sort. How lucky for your two!

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  15. And I'm kind of joining you on the daily posting.... I've challenged myself to get a daily "something beautiful" post up, with a picture. It'll be nice to have something fun to read every day over here!

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  16. How wonderful! I think my Chloe is still afraid of the monkey bars after her broken arm, but she is fearless in her gymnastics class.

    I look forward to the daily posts! I would be lucky to get one in a week, but I do have one waiting for tomorrow if my Chloe will let me near the computer. Since I work full time during the day, I have to give my girls priority in the evenings.....so there's not always much time for anything else.

    Happy Spring!

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  17. I'm in for a month of posting. I need a goal to get me out of the Will-Winter-Ever-End Funk & Bloggers Block.

    What a great idea; adjustable monkey bars! My own monkey loves them but can't quite reach them on her own.

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  18. We need a BobBob, he is awesome! Love the play structure and new bars, we need to make a trip out to play!!

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  19. Your girls are getting so big!! I haven't been keeping up with blogging lately and I am so surprised at how grown up they are getting... I guess kids do that! lol. Mine keep growing too despite my best efforts to stop it.

    Your girls are so lucky to have a handy grandfather. My own grandfather used to work with wood and I have cherished items (doll beds, doll high chairs, dressers) that still are in my house. They remind me of him today.

    I'm trying to do the 30 post thing too... so far so good. Wait... it's only day 3.

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  20. Great job BobBob!

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  21. Absolutely fabulous!!! (do those halloween monkey suits still fit?!!)

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  22. my daughter would go crazy over that play structure! lucky girls!

    link me up for spring fling! fun idea, thanks.

    www.tothemotherland.blogspot.com

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  23. Love your monkeys! BobBob is awesome!! :)
    I think I'm going to have to join in on the Spring Fling Fun! This should be a challenge for me but heck...I need a good challenge!

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  24. I am still waiting for the "_________
    ripped the entire palm of her hand off while using the monkey bars" post. It happens. ICK.

    This might sound silly but have them practice falling off the monkey bars. Kids break their wrist while they try to catch themselves during a fall. If you have them practice falling while holding their arms up it might help.

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  25. Fuzzandfuzzlet -- that's not silly at all, it's a GREAT idea!!! We are all about practicing things over here, and practicing how to fall is so smart. Will do it immediately.

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  26. Anonymous4/05/2011

    Just curious......how old is your dad? He is so awesome!

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