So, my father drew up some plans, which neither Robby or I really understood. We have started to construct it and will have it completed by Christmas. Originally I wanted the playhouse to be a surprise. I suggested my Dad build it in modular pieces at his house and we assemble it on Christmas Eve, after the girls went to bed. My Dad thought I was nuts and rejected my idea.
So, we began construction. We have told the kids that Mommy, Daddy and Grandpa are building it and Santa might bring them the key to it. There is no way we could keep it a secret, as my Dad has been here several days a week, all day, building it. Plus, it is huge. I had no idea it would be as large or as fancy as it is. Both Robby and I are in shock at how fancy it is.
Here are some construction shots:
This shot shows the size. We have since put a step between the side of the porch and the swingset/slide area. Of course I took these pictures while it was still under construction, so there are tools and supplies everywhere in the pictures.