For 2 weeks, Olivia went to day camp (that’s another post). While I missed her like crazy, it was nice to have the day with just the boys. There are things that are just easier to do and to enjoy when it’s just them. One day we decided to go on a park tour of our town. We visited our 5 favorite parks. It was a blast!! Each park had something about it that made it special…something unique.
Park 1 has a great tree for climbing. Great swings. A huge structure to climb on. Perfect for boys.
And because I wasn’t constantly making sure Olivia wasn’t wandering off or pinching someone or eating something she wasn’t supposed to, I could enjoy this. Bliss.
Park 2 is never crowded. That’s why it’s one of our favorites. No one is ever there!
Park 3 is at the soccer field. They always want to play there and we usually say no…because we’ve been at soccer all day. So that’s part of the reason it’s a favorite…forbidden fruit! It also has awesome climbing structures, a huge tire swing and a spinning thing that are unique and fun.
Park 4 is a favorite because, again, it’s forbidden fruit. It’s outside of the pool where we swim…so usually we’re there to swim, not to play at the park! Plus it has an old-school merry-go-round and a huge sandbox with trucks! Pure boy fun.
The last park was a new find. It’s in the middle of a neighborhood behind the grocery store where Matt and I met. It’s small, but never crowded. It has a merry-go-round too and a cool playground where the boys can practice their Indiana Jones moves. I finished my book and enjoyed an ice-cold Coke Zero. Doesn’t get much better than that.
Finally it was time to pick up my sweet girl. The boys and I had a great day but we were all glad to see her and have her with us. It sure is nice to have a break, but it’s just not the same without her!