Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sprinkle and Splash

Today, the contractors finished erecting the covered pergolas on the terraces at our new unit. There are three - one downstairs and two upstairs. The terraces are pretty generous (by Singapore standards) so we want to make sure that we can make full use of them. The covered pergolas achieve that result - they let in the light but keep the rain off. We went to check them out after Ryan's Playclub and we are very happy with the finished product.

One of the two pergolas on the upper terrace
We decided not to place timber decking on the terraces because we wanted them to be "dirty" play spaces for Ryan and the pets. The tiled floors can be cleaned more easily and, if there are any "accidents" (eg. pee/poo), they can be easily taken care of. We have visions of Ryan playing on the terraces with his little cars while we read the newspaper and can already imagine Ryan splashing around in his wading pool while our pets lounge about ... happy times await!

Well, as it turned out, we couldn't wait! Once the contractors left, we brought out the water play mat, hooked up the hose and let Ryan loose. He had a whale of a time! Here's a video that we put together.

Music for the video is "Toes" by The Zac Brown Band. If you are interested in the play mat, it's the Fisher-Price Deluxe Sprinkle 'N Splash Play Mat.


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