Friday, July 29, 2011

Romanians love the Hobbit-hole

We hosted 24 Romanian dancers and musicians this evening for a picnic in our backyard.  They all recognized the hobbit-hole and were delighted to have a look inside.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Slip n' Slide

We had a big party with some friends, and busted out the big slip n' slide for the first time.  The kids played on this for hours, and even those who didn't want to bring their swimsuits couldn't resist.
A hobbit-hole in my backyard? It may sound crazy, but I can tell you that my kids love it. It is the coolest playhouse ever. Plus, they can enjoy the grassy hill for sledding in winter and water sliding in summer. This was all my wife's idea. She dreamt it, and I got to be the one to bring it to reality. I'm not a construction expert; this was a total do-it-yourself job by a complete amateur. It has turned out rather nicely, I think. Here is the story of how it came to be.

Since this is in blog format, the posts are in order from newest to oldest. To read this in chronological order, start with How it all Began and use the "Newer Post" links. Or click on the links under Blog Archive, in order.
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