July 18, 2013

Zip A Dee Doo Dah!

Our kids love to play in the backyard but we are limited on flat space so we have never splurged on a swing set. Michael decided it was time to enhance the play time in our yard and we purchased a zip line! 

We ordered the zip line from Amazon.com. Since Camille and Clyde are still fairly young, Michael decided we needed to add a seat so they weren't as far from the ground. He cut the seat into a circle and then spray painted it blue. He added the rope and then attached to the zip line with a carabiner. 

He also made the steps for the tree and cleverly angled the feet so that they would stick in the ground and stay against the tree without sliding. 

Everybody is loving it so far! 


  1. What a great idea Alyson...looks like fun!

  2. Cute idea! This takes up a lot less space in the back yard than a swing set (which I've been avoiding because I don't want it to take over our yard)
    hmm... I wonder if there's a tree in our backyard that could use a little zip.

    1. It has been really fun for everyone and doesn't take up too much space.