Children’s swing and tower.

La balançoire et l tour des enfants
Children’s swing and tower

English version below the pictures

Manon (15ans ) joue à la balançoire, avec Yris, l’un des jumeaux (3 ans ), sur ses genoux. Antoine, un peu étonné, regarde ce spectacle! Un mouvement de balancier énergique entraîne les deux filles et fait vibrer l’air autour d’eux. . Et elles  rient !. Énergie et  mouvement! Quel plaisir !

Derrière, une tour en bois entièrement construite par notre fils Jean-Baptiste pour ses enfants est une joie pour les jumeaux. Elle dispose d’un étage accessible par un escalier extérieur, des portes et des fenêtres. A l’étage, les grandes fenêtres la font ressembler à un beffroi, une tour de guet.

Regardons de plus près. L’autre jumeau Raphaël quitte le rez de chaussée de la tour  avec un gros bâton (photo 1 et 2). Ensuite, après avoir grimpé à l’échelle dehors, il entre par  la porte de l’étage (photo 3). Enfin, tout en tenant toujours précieusement son bâton  il s’assoit  pour  regarder Manon se balançant avec Yris. (photo 4)

Un bel après-midi sous le soleil





Manon (15) plays at the swing, with Yris, one of the twins, upon her lap. Antoine ,somewhat amazed , looks at this show! An energetic pendulum movement drives the two girls and makes the air vibrate around them. . And they laugh!. Energy and movement ! What a fun .

Behind, the wooden tower built entirely by our son Jean- Baptiste for his children is a joy for the twins; It has a floor accessible by an external staircase, door and window. Upstairs, the large windows make it look like a belfrey, a watchtower.

Let’s look closer. The other twin Raphael leaves the ground floor with a big stick (photo 1 and 2). Then after climbing the outside ladder he entered the door of the floor (photo 3). Finally he sat down to watch Manon swinging with Yris. still carefully holding his stick (photo 4).

A great afternoon under the sun!

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37 Responses to Children’s swing and tower.

  1. Yvonne says:

    That piece of wood was very important to Raphael. What a wonderful play house they have. ❤ Yvonne

  2. Gill McGrath says:

    Hi Michel. I love the ‘progression’ of the stick! What a lovely story, lovely day, lovely play house….. beautiful family ….. beautiful post love Gillxx

  3. blb1 says:

    Oh the joy of a swing! Ours had a wood seat so I’m sure theirs are more comfortable. 🙂

  4. Humor_Me_Now says:

    Good Afternoon, Michel

    This is what life is really all about—family and especially the children. I played with y three chilren on swings many times. We all loved it. Even I and my wife to be would get on swings in the park for fun. Those were the days. I thought they would never end.

    Loved this post. Loved it.



  5. A bit of nostalgia, Frank. I understand

  6. weggieboy says:

    What a wonderful play zone for the children! I bet the tower is a favorite place to play and get away for years to come!

  7. L. Marie says:

    How lovely that the children can find enjoyment out of something their father built. Perhaps Raphael will make something out of that stick one day.

  8. whyzat says:

    What fun! Swinging was always my favorite thing to do on the playground!

  9. L. Gail says:

    Building the play place for the children….A labor of love.

  10. mlbncsga says:

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all children had parents like Jean-Baptiste and Melody. My father built tree houses for us and hung swings from the long branch of the old oak tree in the front yard. I love that Raphael is possessive about his stick, although to him it is probably not just a plain old stick, it’s more likely a sword or something else very valuable! What great memories this evokes. Happy Last Day of Summer Mornin Glorie….ILYM

  11. cocosangel says:

    How wonderful to see the kids swing and enjoy themselves.

  12. marica0701 says:

    Ah, the joys and wonders of childhood!

  13. guestbrief says:

    Creativity in the toys AND the players! Manon loves to swing as much as my daughters do! ❤

  14. jstnotherday says:

    What a wonderful playset.
    Play, it’s the spice of life, isn’t it? 🙂
    I do miss the days of children playing in the yard.

  15. Cheri Herald says:

    Wonderful! They will make many memories there,

  16. murisopsis says:

    My sons would much rather play with a stick than sit on the swings… it must be that Y chromosome! The swing set/playhouse is a wonderful creation – your son is very talented!!

  17. nannyfountain says:

    Smiles and love…that is what this post is! ❤

  18. What a wonderful place for children to play and what a joy to watch them!

  19. julie essex says:

    Jean-Baptiste did a great job with building the tower for the children. I did smile looking at the photos thinking ” boys will be boys ” as I watched in the photos Raphael climbing with his stick

  20. What fun! I would love to play there! The photos make me smile huge smiles! 🙂 What many hours and hours of precious memories will be made! Jean-Baptiste did a wonderful job! What a great father he is! 🙂
    Raphael knows it’s important to walk softly and carry a big stick! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

  21. Sweet children. Looks like a fun tower. God bless them. ❤

  22. I podcasting even now at my age. What a delightful post and wonderful family. Your son is very talented. This post made me smile. Hugs

  23. Heartafire says:

    This is fabulous. A work of art Hats off to the artist and lucky recipients of many happy and fun filled days .much love Michel

  24. Happiness, sometimes, asks action and creation.

  25. Larry says:

    Ah, those sweet, carefree and innocent days of childhood! I spent many hours of my youth on the swings. What wonderful memories, and I’m sure your young ones enjoy them too!

    Cheers, Michel!

  26. vickyvix2 says:

    Love these photos! 🙂

    By the way, please forgive me for deleting your post on my Facebook page – I prefer my blog stay anonymous. 🙂

  27. atzenicarlo says:

    What a amazing building. The boys must love it. Michel, you could get a sword and try to win the castle. King Arthur Michel.

  28. Zakiah says:

    Your son should be so proud of his handiwork, dear Michel. He has not only built a great paly area for his children, but he has provided memories for them to last their entire lives, and they will talk about this play area to their own children and grandchildren. Bravo.

  29. Hello from Santa Rosa. 🙂

  30. sunsetdragon says:

    No Michel I do not forget you, just so very busy with health problems and helping friend with her grandchildren while she visited young one in hospital.
    Never can forget my friend Michel.
    What a wonderful tower and place to play your son has built. I would like to swing there.
    Such beautiful grand children you have there. Growing so big.

  31. Peggy says:

    children and swings ~ precious times ~

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