Thursday night we drove and picked it up and today was the day of assembly
Poor Earl . . . he has been "taxed" to the limit this year as he's been called upon to assemble an electric train set and a race car track plus the trampoline today. He did awesome jobs on all three of them!! (loud applause and screaming!!)
The day begins . . . with reading the directions. ("Hmmm . . .says here it requires the help of 3 strong and able-bodied adults . . . hmmm . . . ")
We didn't have the 3 adults, but we had LOTS of energy and enthusiasm and some good senses of humor.
Even Jonathan stuck it out all day, helping where he could. He was a real trooper!
Of course, David enjoyed getting in there and helping his dad. It's fun to see him so capable of TRULY helping now.
We got to the part of putting on all of the hundreds of springs. Earl was pulling on this thingy and I was supposed to stretch this spring onto that thingy that he was pulling towards me. I thought I was going to die!!! After about 7 of them, I was as good as dead and while Earl went to get some gloves for his hands ("I'm sorry, how are those supposed to help MY arms???), David figured out a different way. He figured out a way where he could do it all by himself. Hmmm . . . we just stood back, red-faced and watched him finish in 5 minutes what it would have taken us 3 days to finish. Go figure! Yeah, David!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Another big smooch from your mom who was about to cry that she couldn't help your dad finish this important step!!)
Finally it was done!! Whooo Hooo!
Earl had just enough energy for one inaugural jump!
This is Molly, just after landing on her feet after completing a double, side-winder somersault, with 2 half twists!! You go, girlfriend!!We finished this part about 2:30 . . . just in time for each of the kids to have a quick turn jumping before we laid the "littles" down for a needed rest time. (Earl and I even took a break and had some quiet time alone!)
Thank you, Aunt Sonya and MawMaw and PawPaw!!!We are sooooo excited to use this. It's an awesome gift!!! (The kids keep saying, "I can't believe we have a trampoline!!!!!!!!!")