For the girls big Christmas gift we decided to make the basement over into a more usable and active play space. We were hopeful this would help them get rid of some of their excess energy, especially during the long winter. Here is what it looked like before (yikes).
After lots of cleaning up and moving things around, Matt got to work building a slide platform. We knew we wanted a slide and had planned on buying one, but one day noticed one in our neighbor’s trash pile, so wahoo! free slide. It is a little bigger than we planned, but that means more fun. My parents bought them a gym mat and we added a little foam balance beam thing and the spirobouncer. We also brought a few toys down from upstairs that are better suited for this environment. Here is the basement now.
Matt did a wonderful job on the slide platform, solid as a rock. He even added some decorative duct tape to make it look fancier. I’ve even taken a few trips down the slide.
Underneath the slide is a little reading/snuggling nook, using the pillow bed things my sister made them a few years ago.
We can’t have everything all spread out at once, but that’s ok. The gym mat is currently folded in half.
We initially bought a small trampoline, but it was bigger than expected and we started worrying about them playing on it, so we returned it and got a spirobouncer on sale after Christmas.
And since we have a disco light, why not add it to the basement and have some exciting Saturday night parties.