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August 27, 2010

The Creative 4-Some


When Josh was younger, Mark and him started to build a treehouse.
Well they got as far as the floor and then things got busy and.....well you know.
So the treehouse stood...more like a platform for many years.

This year the 4-some decided enough was enough and that they were going to put some walls and a roof on. They asked Mark for some materials and away they went.

They spent hours, day after day, measuring, cutting and pounding.

I have to admit that I never even went out there to see what they were creating the whole time.
I was just glad that they had a project that they were working together on and that it was using up some of their boyish energy :)

Finally one day the announcement was made. THEY WERE FINSIHED!!!

So they asked me to come and see it...and I did. Now you have to understand that I really wasn't expecting much. I mean really....they did it all on their own, they have never done something like this on their own... So I expected a few rickety walls and secretly hoped that it wouldn't fall down on them.

But when I went to see their creation....I was shocked! What I saw was nothing like what I imagined. It was sturdy, relatively straight and looked REALLY GOOD! (I really shouldn't have been surprised, because they have a Daddy who has amazing carpentry skills!)

So here's to my little 4-some and their creation.....(regretfully 2 of the 4-some were not there when we took these pictures...but they pulled their fair share of the work)

One of the carpenters
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Having lunch on the roof

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Look way up!

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The foreman

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Picturesque window view

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Inside the humble abode

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Way of escape

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View from the other side

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So now I've been thinking....
Maybe they can build Mark and I a house someday :) By then they will have 2 more to join the ranks!!!


4 comments:

Shelby said...

good night! that's good.

Rebecca Pauls said...

Great job boys!! i went to look at it awhile ago and it's really good!! I am sure Andy will be asking to play in there some day.

Kaitlin said...

Hahaha! I remember that platform! Looks awesome.

Anonymous said...

I love it, it looks so fun. Tree houses have always been one of my favorite things. You guys did an amazing job on it!
Jordie