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Daily Diary: We Have A Swing Set!

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Full disclosure: these pictures are HORRIBLE. It was SO SUNNY but I had to capture the first day my kids used the swing set. So – excuse the over-exposure. Damn you sun and your powerful rays! 🙂 Anyway – we decided this year (after having Caleb) that it was time the Sweeney household bought a swing set. It was SUPER EXPENSIVE – so we asked every member of our family to chip in.

I’d like to thank Bill’s Mom and Dad, my Mom, Grandmother, Aunt Marianne, Cousin Sandra and Cousin Veronica. MUCH appreciated!! Without you guys – we could have never afforded this purchase. And every single time the kids slide down that slide – I will think of you all.



We asked the Natalie and Liam what they wanted and we had two requests:

*** monkey-bars ***

*** a house to play in on top ***

We searched around and found one that fit the bill. It took about a month to deliver and YES we installation was included.  LOL. Can you imagine having to put this bad boy together? NO THANK YOU!

Here’s a little video of the FIRST time they tried out the swings. I was in the city at work (attending a parenting tech session at Google head quarters – more on that when I get a minute). When I came home, they ran out to show me all the fun first hand.

Click on the link below to see more pics of the kids playing.

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Do you have a play set in your backyard?

Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.