Every summer for the past 7 we have put up a pool out in our backyard, and every year our kids find new and creative ways to jump into it. Last year they actually built a platform that they run to, climb up on, and launch themselves into the pool from. (click pic to make bigger)
This year we decided to make a walkway/runway which they can use to perform their dangerous aerobatics into the pool....and Mom and Dad will do less of the inevitable grass removal from the water. We are either the coolest or the stupidest of parents. I have videos of last years performances....helpful to show emergency room docs when asked to describe how the injury happened :)
Steve is a broken concrete expert extraordinaire....he has a way of getting the pieces at just the right level and spacing so that it looks way more expensive than the few (ok nine) bags of cement we had to buy. I am the chipper (sounds way happier than the job actually is); I use a brick chisel to take the sharp edges off the individual concrete pieces so that they look more like stone and less like the found objects that they actually are. Our sons don't find nearly the pleasure in saving a few bucks that their parents do, Wilson decided to start his own blog on just that subject.
We always do a bit of decorating when we pour cement.... broken dishes, tiles, and the occasional marble or two make the process more fun (more frustrating) and much more colorful in the end.
Actually, you can sort of see that the left side is not completely finished, I just didn't want to wait another week to post. More pics to come!
Solar Oven Solar Dehydrator Grain Mill Pressure Canner Soil Block Maker Pasta Maker Indoor Seed Sprouting Station Cast Iron Dutch Oven - thanks John and Ashley!!! Freezer -Sears...no interest for a year!