we spent part of the weekend volunteering on the last day of a multiple month project- the building of a community playground in seward.
the actual construction began last monday and ended (largely) on sunday.
it was an amazing undertaking and those playground organizers ought to be mighty proud of themselves.
not only does seward now have, arguably, the most amazing and picturesque playground for their children to play in, but the community came together in droves, for months, which speaks volumes about a quirky little port town and its people.
its still trying to be "spring-like" down there. there are only hints of green grass and buds on the trees, and our friends still have feet, (multiple, no joke) of hard crusty snow in their yard.
this only aided my burgeoning allergies by giving me respite for a day, but what a wonderful day off it was.
it all started here. (for us anyway)
at the time we didnt realize this is what they had in mind...
mmmmmm... truly sorry my veggie friends.
it was very tasty.
i resisted the photo of its head, severed with the apple in its mouth.
you can thank me for that.
it was a sprint to the finish yesterday.
jeff was deemed a "skilled worker".
look at him demonstrating his prowess on the old table saw. (i think thats a table saw).
i didnt get a "skilled" name tag- but did get to haul and spread mulch (lots of it), to paint, (see those pretty blue posts on top of the tower?) and help make the emblem for the front of the fire truck.
it was a gratifying experience and we will definitely be utilizing the playground during our seward weekends for sometime to come.
there were (what felt like) hundreds of kids there to try it all out. but here are the two cutest. dont you think?