So we had already gone and got the garden on the side of the house sorted out by removing the flower beds, stripping out the weed-infested old lawn and replacing it with some fresh green stuff – ill-timed given the level 3 water restrictions announced shortly after for sure – but it least it was done.
The reason for it? Well, we needed the lawn space to install our very first ever jungle gym for the girls!
Jessica’s occupational therapist Nicola highly recommend that we think about putting one in to try and encourage Jessica in the strengthening her body, and both Chantelle and I had wanted one for the longest of time anyway.
So Chantelle did some phoning about, and eventually contracted in a company by the name of Speelgoedland Klimrame, based out in Durbanville (but who were more than happy to take up a job in Gordon’s Bay).
We obviously don’t have a particularly big garden space, so we had to opt for one of the smaller jungle gyms, with our main requirement being that it must have a set of monkey bars.
After some very helpful consultations with the guys, we settled on the compact Pinnochio design, with the end configuration consisting of one platform, a climbing net, a climbing ladder, monkey bars, fireman pole, rope swing, gymnastic rings, and a trapeze pole.
The price for all this (including installation) came to R6,000.
Installation day rolled in, but with both Chantelle and myself out at work on the day, my mom and dad kindly drove through to come and oversee the project.
Naturally, our neighbour isn’t quite happy with the new addition to our garden (in her defence, it is quite high and is perhaps a bit close to the wall), but more important than that, the girls LOVE it, which then in other words means that it is absolutely perfect!
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(Also, we finally got around to emptying the sandpit and filling it with the proper sand this time around. All in preparation for Jessica’s big sixth birthday party which was bearing down on us at a rapid clip!)
Related Link: Speelgoedland Jungle Gyms