This next gift came from my dad. We like to play games in our family (the Kidd family), and we especially like playing lawn games when the weather is good. Croquet is one of our favorites. We play it after Sunday dinners and during our summer vacations at the lake. If fact, croquet is one of the main events in our summer family olympics every year.
Did you recognize what he used for the shafts on the mallets? He took those balusters from my garage when he finished the tree house. He said he had plans for them, I never thought of this.
I love how they were personalized by burning our name into the mallets. The face of the mallet is covered in Polyurethane, the same hard plastic the balls are made of. We have been through a lot of croquet sets over the years. It's been hard to find a set that doesn't fall apart. When the face is made of wood, it cracks. When it's made of soft plastic, it cracks. This should solve that problem.
My dad could have called it good with the new mallets, but he took it to a another level by making metal wickets to match our personalities. Yes, these are made of metal and painted. He did a great job.
We all laughed at how much detail he put into his fish.
We all can't wait for warmer weather. We especially like playing on unlevel ground with lots of obstacles. I see some good games ahead.