Friday, October 17, 2008

Craigslist Rocks!!!

Over the summer we decided that our backyard was no fun...we had no fence to contain Kaelin (and a big retaining wall drop off between us and our neighbor). We had nothing fun to do in our little patch of grassy suburbia...soooo....we decided to change it. We found a man to put in a fence for us for a very reasonable price and I bargained with Home Depot and Lowe's to get the price of the materials down as low as possible.

Then we bought a sand table from BJ's and this lovely Little Tykes playset from a woman on Craigslist. This playset is used, but in good condition and we got it for a great price (after some more haggling!). The playset is an 8 in 1 playset because it can be configured 8 different ways which is great because Kaelin won't easily get bored with it! At first she wasn't so sure about the tunnel, but once she saw Calvin (our cat) go through it, she went through it too! She also LOVES the playhouse part of it and often takes my or Adrian's hand and makes us go in the playhouse with her. PLUS, we get friends to come over and play with us with the lure of this playset...it really keeps her entertained on her own, or with friends. Now we don't feel like we have to go to a park everytime we want to play....we play in our own backyard everyday!

8 comments:

Lori said...

looks like a fun place to play now! and the 8-in-1 is way too cool

Dana said...

i too love craigslist!! i sold my old bed on there for 200 bucks... your backyard looks great!!

Mommy Mechanics said...

I love craigslist! That is a great find!

Andrea said...

That playset looks like so much fun! And how awesome that you got a great deal on it too! Yay! :)

Andrea said...

btw...craiglist? I've never heard of that...is it just for the USA?

tara said...

Ellie and I looked at your shutterfly pics today. She loved seeing Kaelin and called her "lalin". One day we'll have our two girls meet!

Danielle said...

that is awesome! Have fun!

Lori said...

That playset looks so fun! Can we come over and play? Kaelin is such a beautiful name!