My amazing husband can literally build or fix just about anything—love having an electrical engineer around 24/7!—so he immediately went to work creating a frame for the play ground area we wanted to install. His brother and I joined him when it came time to unload a truck load's worth of dirt and then another truck load of mulch to fill it all in. Granted, we had to ask our nanny to come over for a few hours one morning so that this could happen! But, hey, you do what you gotta do.
There's a day that opens directly off the play room and comes out into the area we'd selected for their play ground, so it'll be the perfect entry and exit point! Especially since we'll be fencing off the entire play area in the next couple weeks to keep the kids in and dogs out.
The results were great! We had a few small play area pieces to put in there for now, but will be adding much more soon! I hear my parents are planning to introduce the sandbox for their upcoming birthday....
I also added some dirt to a sectioned off area where I hope to plant some hardy flowers and bushes to make things look nicer in that corner.
We have windows that run along the back of the house (which you can sort of get a feel for in the photo below) and so it's a beautiful view of the wooded, tree-laden area behind us much of the year. Plus everything's blooming new, including our backyard roses!
It's definitely been a success already!
Have any great kid-centric outdoor play items or games? I'm all ears, leave me details in the comments section! And let the outdoor season begin!