I had picked out a location, next to a big poplar tree in the yard. There's an old dead stump for part of it, and I figured that would be a great location for a tree house for a three-year old, only a couple feet off the ground. The next step was assembling all the materials, which included a trip to the ever-fun equipment yard and its menagerie of stuff. (My husband continues to insist that it's not junk.)
Peter decided an old pallet would be a good floor.
It took some creative engineering to get it attached to the tree and make it solid.
Little Maria (wearing Desert Boy's coat) helped. She thought it was great fun to hammer with the little toy hammer.
We found a fun sign for the tree house. Desert Boy helped put it up, although he had it upside down at first. He thinks the sign says that it is his tree house and every one else should stay out. I guess that's the gist of it!
Maria had fun climbing around the tree house.
Besides sliding down it, Desert Boy decided it would be fun to send his little vehicles racing down the ramp.
Desert Boy was thrilled that he has a tree house. He even found a way to climb through the tree to get into the tree.
And Desert Boy climbs through the trap door under the tree house.
A tree house with a tunnel is pretty cool.
Desert Boy is so happy to have a tree house. Thanks, Uncle Peter!