backyard fort phase 2 and 3

A few weeks ago Jamie and the gang tackled phase two of the fort- the second level. They built a second floor, a rail that goes all the way around the second level, added a fireman’s pole, a bucket with a pulley and a space for the rope ladder to go. The week following Jamie and George strung up the rope ladder and all was complete on our awesome fort. Jay happily “helped” with all of the construction and building and loves to play up there. Right now his favorite part of phase 2 is probably the bucket and pulley but he is really getting a hang of the rope ladder and loves to be on the second level. While Charlie doesn’t (can’t) climb the rope ladder just yet he still loves to be on the second floor and both boys are really getting a hang of the fireman’s pole (with assistance of course). Thanks so much to everyone that helped out; the boys LOVE it and I am sure will only grow to love it more.

getting measured to ensure safe positioning of rail height
getting measured by Daddy

love these next two with Uncle Sean
thumbs up

thumbs up returned

our free labor

wearing the “ear ma phones”
wearing the

so happy to be helping

power tools

putting out nails with Uncle Bob

happy helper

happy helper

Charlie wanted in on the action too. Don’t worry, that is a toy drill that he is playing with ;)
Charlie wanted in on the action too

Charlie loves that drill

helper Charlie

taking some measurements and marking things for Daddy and Josh

testing out the bucket and pulley

first turn on the Fireman's pole

Fireman's pole

Daddy wanted a turn at the Fireman’s pole, although we made the opening to reach the pole more Jay sized than Jamie sized ;)
Daddy wanted a turn on the Fireman's pole

getting stuck

Jamie giving it a try

Phase 3

adding the rope ladder

Jay enjoyed playing with the extra rope
Jay enjoyed playing with the extra rope

testing it out

still testing it out

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