This story begins in March when Naomi saw the play set at Costco and said, "Mommy I want one!"
Her clever mommy said, "You'll have to talk to daddy because that's his department." But the mommy asked the daddy about getting a play set and the daddy made a comment about just making his own. The mommy didn't really get her hopes up. Then the family went to Costco and while the mommy got necessary stuff the daddy lingered by the play set with the girls.
Once again Naomi said, "Daddy I want that."
The daddy, being the clever guy that he is, asked her, "Do you need it or do you want it?"
To his surprise she said, "I want it."
The next Sunday, after Sunday School, Church, and a potluck the daddy wanted to go by Costco and look at the play set again. The mommy objected in favor of naps for the girls (and her pregnant self), so the daddy headed off to Costco with a friend. The mommy got home, put the girls to bed, read the paper, took a nap and thought, "Are Steve and Marton still at Costco?!"
To the mommy's shock and joy the daddy came home and said he bought the play set. The mommy didn't believe him and the friend just laughed. So the mommy went outside and what did she find in the friends truck but 6 huge boxes and a big blue slide. That daddy sure did surprise that mommy, who mistakenly thought they may have a play set by 2020.
All that to say that this weekend Steve, Marton, Donny, Grandpa Watson and Paul all worked very hard and the girls are thrilled to have a wonderful place to play in their very own backyard. Better pictures to follow!