Saturday, September 19, 2009

New Trampoline

We ordered this smaller and shorter version of a trampoline to put in our basement. I'm hoping it will allow the girls to burn some energy this winter. We got it in the mail the day Jeff left to New York for a week. I mustered up the energy to tackle putting this beast together. It's suppose to take two people to assemble. I wanted to surprise Jeff and do it myself hoping that after 7 years of marriage I could "impress" him still. The hardest part was putting the springs on the frame. I did it and was so glad when that part was over. An hour later I realized I messed up somewhere. Some of the instructions were ambiguous; I had to take the springs off, fix the problem, and put the springs back on. Another couple hours later and in need of a shower, the beast was put together correctly. I DID IT. It was an accomplishment for me. I made Sydney tell me I was the best mom ever before she and Jordyn jumped their hearts out. Here are a few short video clips.
P.S. (what does that stand for?) I wish I could mute my voice.

9 comments:

Kai and Amy said...

That is so cool! I can't believe you did it all by yourself! That is the only way to go in ALaska!

Anonymous said...

That looks like so much fun! the girls will have so much fun. I bet the play group kids love it too! wish I could see them jump in person. You are so clever Lauren to put that together. No one told you the real reason you get a MA is to learn how to read directions for putting children's toys together!

Andrew and Cori said...

Love it!! Winter is when we actually use our trampoline outside... the girls burn their feet in the summer unless we have the sprinkler under it. :) I am positive you will get hours and hours of use out of it this winter. And, kudos for getting it together all by yourself- if anyone could do it alone, it would be you.

Coordination Queen said...

ps = post script

LOVE the trampoline! Such a good idea!

Coordination Queen said...

ps - I am jealous of your cold weather.

Becca's Blog said...

THat looks like so much fun! I'm liking the net or knowing Sydney she would probably be doing back flips off onto the ground. I am impressed with your determination.... I think I would have stopped after round one of the springs!

Lindsay JJ said...

We had a great time at your house the other night! Thanks for the invite! I had to laugh about you putting the tramp together by yourself. I did the exact same thing and I was pregnant at the time too. Those springs are a pain to put on! (I can't imagine having to do it twice!) I had to lay back all the way to get them to go on. I was outside and I felt like my neighbors were peeking out the window getting a good laugh at the crazy prego lady putting a tramp together by herself! We are pretty awesome mom's aren't we!

Christy said...

That is a great idea, I might steal it from you. I am not ready for a Utah winter

Amie said...

You wouldn't believe how many people i've told about your awesome basement. I love it!