We are a bit behind in getting the back yard re opened up for the kids. They have played out there, but only on the climbing gyms. The rest of the stuff is till under the tarps and put away.
WE NEED PARENT VOUNTEERS
to help us on Saturday April 11th.
8 am start time. (While it's cool outside)
What we need help in doing:
Rip up the old outdoor carpeting off the deck
Clean deck off.
Fold tarps up
Put the canopy back up
Clean off the deck
Clean off all the bins/ containers outside
clean up and clean out the bench / storage seat
Wash down all gym equipment.
Set up the sand tables,
Set up the water table.
clean out play house.
Our wish list for the back yard. If anyone has these items that can be donated to the cause.
It is not in our budget this year to replace the old outdoor carpet on the deck. And we can't leave it bare. It needs something on it.
we are looking for out door rugs that can stand up to the elements, in good condition that are about 8X8 or 9X9 size. For the deck area. It makes it a lot nicer for the kids when playing on the deck not to be on the old wooden deck. We don't want splinters.
Here is our wish list for the back yard.
Things you no longer use at home are:
Bark (it takes 10 bags of bark for the big gym area
and about 5 bags for the side area by the back gate. If you have any extra bags, or know where to get it free? We don't have a truck so we would need someone with a truck to get the free bark.
Play sand for the sand tables. need two bags.
Deck area rug: 8X8 or 9X9 (used that you no longer need)
Sound Wall, some old kitchen stuff for the sound wall such as:
RUST PROOF, pot and pan
plastic ware and metal items, (safe, no sharp edges, rust proof) with handles that we can hang and they can bang on
anything that can hang on the sound wall and the kids can bang on.
drum sticks or something similar.
Water Table: Things for the water table such as clean, Small plastic jugs, funnels, Turkey basters, coliners, measuring cups, things like that the kids can use in the water. We don't buy water toys, we use house hold items the kids can fill up, dump out, pour and measure with.
it's all about scrubbing and cleaning equipment. We plan to do this the That way it's all out and ready for Monday the 13th. We wash down all equipment, soap and water, wash off the containers the toys are stored in. Go through the toys and throw away anything that is cracked, broken, useless.
Make the yard safe, so fence inspection, and things like that.
After it is all done Saturday night, we will spray the equipement down with insect spray to be sure no 8 legged critters come back, that will air dry and be safe by Monday.
The kids are ready to take the yard back.....we are ready to give it to them.
Let me know if you can help on the 11th. We will start early while it's cool.
I will buy the pizza for lunch....
Thank you everyone, you do so much for us anyway, and are always very supportive....This is the first time in our nearly 45 years we have asked parents to help with our back yard. We are getting older, and can't climb up or under things like we use to. So I guess it's time to ask the parents to pitch in and give us a hand to get the yard presentable for the kids.