little miss thing up in the trees
YET AGAIN, rich proves he is the coolest dad, ever. a few years ago, rich built gus and sophie a treehouse in the backyard of our house in los ranchos...and now he's looking to do it again. it is still in the construction phase, but he thinks it will be finished, with a roof and all, by the time the first snow falls. there were some design challenges with this tree--it is on a slope, it doesn't have the abundance of low branches that the other one had, it is oddly bifurcated--so it lists a wee bit in one direction. it's still mighty cool--check it out!
sophie up high, during the early construction phase
sophie, gus, and his friend, victor
see that tiny little white dot in the center of this image? that's rich, as seen from the house, working his carpentry magic
sophie going up into the treehouse--she's about the only one who can fit up there (rich has a tendency to make those entrances a bit snug)
second phase complete--only the railings and the roof remain to be done!