Thursday, September 22, 2011

Playground by the Sound

Wednesday evening we got to volunteer at the building of a new playground over at Chambers Bay.  They passed around a sign-up sheet at church, and we thought it sounded like fun. 

It was all very well organized.  They even had dinner for the volunteers--pizza from Papa John's and salad from Olive Garden. Papa John's sent along a dancing mascot with their pizza.  (Kate found the pizza guy amusing.) 

They also had child care, at a place across the street from the park.  After we ate we took the kids over and got them signed in.  Andy wouldn't keep his name tag on so they put it on his back. 

We lined up with the other volunteers and got our assignment.  Doug and I got to pick up garbage.  (Wheee!)

"If we only had a wheelbarrow that would be something."

Sister missionaries helping out.

Doug trims a cardboard cement mold. 

 Sunset!  It's a gorgeous area.

The playground is supposed to be finished this Sunday!  It was pretty cool to see everything in progress.  We'll have to go back when it's done and check it out!


Our Creative Day said...

What a fun experience!

I read about this park this week. I can't wait to check it out when it is all done. Does it seem similar to 'the castle' park in Lakewood?

Helena said...

Yeah, I think it's a lot like the one at Ft. Steilacoom park.

Helen in Australia said...

Having taken a closer look at the last photo, and then google-mapped the location, I have SOOO got to get to Washington someday soon.

Helena said...

The sister missionary in the purple shirt is from Adelaide!

Karen Ahlstrom said...

I remember when our town in Ohio built a new playground. Everybody was there to help. We even got out of school for a few hours if we were going to work on the playground. It was raining and pretty miserable weather, but there was a great spirit of community coming together.

Helen in Australia said...

(Thread detour: The Adelaide sister missionary MAY know my Adelaide brother depending on which ward and stake she was in (or, at least, she almost certainly knows someone who does!))