Sunday, January 23, 2011

Our Underground Tree House


I came home from running some errands on Saturday morning to find that Steve had installed SWINGS and ROPES into the rafters of our basement, basically turning it into a an underground tree house!  It is perfect for us.  The kids want to spend all of their time down there now.  And best of all, I can swing too!  I am considering this an early Valentine's gift, because it was done with such love for the kids and me.


One of the funniest things about the rope swings is the "motivation" that Steve has built into it.  Check it out.


I said that by the time Guy can actually reach the top, a dollar won't be worth much!


For now, they just love to swing and make up games and laugh and feel the thrill that swinging brings...even in a basement, in the dead of winter!

Just another awesome creation by my husband...





12 comments:

  1. how fun is that, an underground play exercise area.

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  2. That is brilliant. What a great use of the space!

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  3. Ahhhhhhhhhh! SUPER cool!!!

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  4. He he he . . . just joshing. My dad rocks too!

    But your husband is a pretty great dad. You two make a super creative powerhouse.

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  5. That is so cool! What a guy! These are the kind of memories your kids are going to share with their grand kids one day, I tell ya! :)

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  6. How fun! I lived in my parents unfinished basement for years and never once was so inspired by the rafters. :)

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  7. Lucky you to have a basement!

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  8. We hung swings up in our basement soon after buying our house almost 2 years ago. It was the single best thing we did. When the weather is rainy/snowy/cold, the kids still have a place to play. During family parties, it is a great place for the kids to play, especially since we have a smaller house. I love the idea of hanging a rope with the motivation at the top! My husband wants to put a slide in that goes from the first floor to the basement and install a ladder across the ceiling to use as monkey bars. We also saw one family that converted their laundry chute into a rock climbing wall. Such fun!!!!

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  9. Best idea ever! You are going to be the most popular house in town...especially during the winter months!

    =)

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  10. Cool Mommy! Cool Daddy!! Let's all go to Jocelyn's house to play!! can you also guys do the pancake breakfast...while the kids are playing? Cool Idea!! hahaha...

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  11. How fun is that? It almost makes me wish we had an unfinished basement just so we can make it into a winter playland.

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