Thursday, June 7, 2007

Thursday's Things... Concluded...

After my previous post,
I headed back outside to finish
putting together our new gazebo.
Carolynne came to help.
She enjoyed handy me the hardware...

A little while later, Beth came outside, too,
and the girls were discussing the hardware pieces...

After getting the frame together,
the lil' girls and I worked at putting the frame
for the actual canopy together.
As we worked on that,
Ally worked at cutting some fabric for a new dress...

After the lil' girls and I were finished,
they returned indoors and Ally came outside
to help with putting the canopy on...

And, of course, she made me laugh...


I must say that it was very, um, .... interesting
getting that canopy on top of the frame.
The book recommended four adults on step ladders!
But with a bit o' work and a bit o' laughter
we succeeded at getting in up there! Woo hoo!
Four high fives!
(One for each person the directions recommended!)

After we attached the 'lid' to the frame,
we worked at putting up the screens/curtains.
Ally put all of the rings on...

And, of course, we finally finished! Yipee!

Here is the final project...

We were glad that we liked it, after all that work!
This evening, Will spent time in there
working on some math
(and watching the birds)...

Beth and Carolynne were eager to play in it...

And the three of them begged to eat supper in it...

I'm sure we'll enjoy having it very much.

It was a lot of work (my body reminds me I am aging)
but it was worth it (and it was fun).

Hope y'all enjoyed your Thursday!
Time to catch some Zzzzzzz...


Mrs. S said...

After your first Thursday post I was anxious to see what it turned out like. It looks very nice and it sounds like you all enjoyed putting it up. What a lovely family.

Mrs. S.

Mrs. C said...

Wonderful job! Your husband will be so proud of you, and ya'll will get a ton of use out of it. My girls would want to use it as a castle. :)

The Cheerio Queen said...

Wow! I am impressed! it looks beautiful! Great job:)


Amy ~ said...

Great Job!

Hehe your kids have a giant tent to play in now ;)

Glad you got it completed even if you didn't have 4 adults on step ladders :)

Have a wonderful Friday!


That really look nice. I know it will be a place where you all will have a lot of fun family time. You all did a good job, I say. connie from Texas

Anonymous said...

Great job everyONE,it looks great
i''m enjoying the pictures and stories,Love to All

HsKubes said...

Mrs. S ~ Sorry to keep you in suspense. *Ü* We did have fun putting it together as a family, though it was a lot of work. Thank you for your kind comment.

Mrs. C ~ Thank you. My husband was able to see pics of it and he loved it and was proud. ;o) My girls thought we were making a tent. lol I'll have to tell them the castle thought.

Cheerio Queen ~ Thank you. We were glad to sit back and enjoy it.

Amy ~ My girls thought of it as a tent, too. We were very glad to have done it without the four adults it recommended. lol

Connie ~ Thank you. I'm sure we will enjoy having it. We already have. *Ü*

Mommy! Wish you were here to enjoy it with us. It always tickles me to see you leave a comment. ;o) I love you and miss you!

~ Christina

Shereen said...

Hi there. I know it's been a while. I have been reading all of your posts, but haven't had a lot of time to leave you some comments. This came out great. You all did such a great job. When I saw how big the canopy part was, I wondered how you were going to get it up there. I'm not sure if you get lots of mosquitos like we do, but I'm sure that will be great to keep the bugs out.

devildogwife said...

It looks great! Having just put one up ourselves, I know that it's not all that easy. lol! We've eaten most of our meals in ours since we put it up.

HsKubes said...

Shereen ~ Hello! It was great to hear from you... so many times... LOL! You had me chuckling at how many posts you commented on. I hope to catch up with you this weekend.
We're hoping the new 'tent' will help keep some of the bugs out, too. ;o)

DevilDog Wife ~ lol, you're right, it wasn't so easy, but it was worth it. We look forward to enjoying many meals and more out there.

Enjoy y'all's weekend ~

Brenda said...

LOL! Sounds like you have a fun time of it. I love the photo of Ally peaking her head out. :)

Caraqueña said...

Good job, Christina! You're one brave soul...I think I would have waited until Daddy was around!

HsKubes said...

Brenda ~ We did have a fun time of it. And I loved the photo of Ally, too. LOL She cracks me up!

Caraquena ~ Thank you. My beloved knows me all too well and knows that I enjoy doing things like that... though I would have loved for him to be here. ;o)

~ Christina


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