Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Jump for joy

Abby's birthday is a few days away, and even though her party is this weekend, Matt and I couldn't resist giving her her birthday present a little early. Mainly because it's a little hard to hide--it's a 12 foot trampoline. It's actually a joint present for her and Ethan, but he doesn't have a clue about such things, so we just presented it at her birthday. Matt worked on it all day and got it finished minutes before she got home from school. We took her to the back yard, and I really thought she was going to have a heart attack on the spot. She's in heaven. It's freezing outside, but she couldn't care less. I'm pretty sure she'd sleep on it if she thought we'd let her get away with it.

Here are some pictures of the reveal and breaking in:





Fun, huh?


8 comments:

LindaM said...

Well, I was beginning to wonder if you were ever going to post again! Now knowing the reason you were not posting, your forgiven! I'm so happy she loves it! My kids got their trampoline for Christmas one year- It was the best present they had ever gotten up until that point! With 5 children under the age of 11, parents must get creative! So each child had present to open that led to the "central gift" that they all had to open together. In it, we sent them on some what of a scavanger hunt, through out the house where they had to find clues. The last clue was to look out our bedroom window- and what did they see?? ME! In my pj's, jumping! They all came out screaming and running in their pj's, and in the still dark Christmas morning, they jumped until lunch! (Butch recorded the whole morning, and I still watch that video and enjoy it all over again!) We all had some very fun times on that trampoline, even Sallie our dog. Well, maybe it wasn't so much fun for her afterall! Give them both a birthday hug and kiss from me! Love, LKM

caseyandkathryn said...

Oh fun! I remember when my parents bought a trampoline for the backyard when I was growing up. It provided hours of entertainment.

The picture of Abby running toward the trampoline is the cutest.

Anonymous said...

Oh I knew she'd love it!! Sleep on it? I'm sure she'll ask!! My kiddos STILL like to jump with the sprinklers on underneath it!! It's an all time favorite!! Happy early birthday, Abby!!
Kori "o)

The Langhams said...

hmmm is this why you left early today, lol????? Haha, I guess we will be getting one of these one day...we have an old one, but it is falling apart. So when Blaike is old enough we'll have to have a new one. I hope Abby and Ethan have the best times on it! I LOVED trampolines when I was a kid.

Anonymous said...

I love the pictures! She looks so excited. Jake noticed that they now have the same trampoline! How many hours did it take Matt and did he have any help? Glad it was a hit!

Patty

Anonymous said...

I love the pictures! She looks so excited. Jake noticed that they now have the same trampoline! How many hours did it take Matt and did he have any help? Glad it was a hit!

Patty

Jenn said...

My kids love their trampoline. I hope your Abby has a great birthday!

Melanie said...

That looks like so much fun! What a fun surprise! And Abby sure seems to like it! :)

Happy happy birthday Abby! :)