Today marks the end of an era around here. Today I took down the tree house. I built the tree house ten years ago. When I built it I left a couple of inches on each side of the tree to allow for growth, and over the last ten years the tree has grown! The tree has been pushing the tree house apart for the last couple of years, and the tree house just doesn't get used any longer, so it was time to come down. I filled the holes the bolts left on the tree with wooden dowels, I read this is the best way to let the tree grow around the holes without little critters using the holes as a home, or water molding out the holes.
Built in 2004, let me show you a few pics of how big the kids were when I built it:
Once the boys had outgrown the tree house, Lillie and I painted it pink. It became The Pink Palace.