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!
Our boys would be just good buddies. These parks look like a ton of fun! How fun to hit them all in one day. You are such a fun mom!
I think a park tour is a brilliant idea! Looks like a lot of fun went on!
As someone who likes to stay with the familiar – which means there are only a couple of parks we go too – this sounds like a great idea.
What a great idea! I will totally have to do this sometime with my kids. I think they would get a kick out of it! Of course, their absolute favorite park is 45 minutes away in another town, because it has a huge rocket. Also, we rarely go there, because it is so far, so I guess they love it because they never get to go…
You are a brave women. 5 parks??
5 parks. Your Mom that certainly rocks!
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A break to do so-called “normal” things is nice. Real nice. Reading is a luxury these days, so whenever I can fit that in is great. Glad you were able to indulge!
Wow looks like a lot of fun! Just catching up on some blog reading was out of town last week! 🙂
What a great idea! We’ve been to all but #5 and they are our favorites!! But all in one day? That’s just amazing. I will certainly have to try this with my boys very soon, especially as the leaves start to change:) Glad you guys were able to do something fun and special.
OMG, an old-fashioned merry-go-round! We can’t find one of those anywhere. I curse whoever deemed those things dangerous. Please. Ah, the good old days!
A) that sounds like a really fun, tiring day.
B) Is it just me that thinks it looks like gabe is making a certain hand gesture in the collage for park #2? Yes? ok then.
What a cool idea! Wish I had read this before summer was done. Maybe we’ll give it a try on the next institute day. And I agree with Gibby, what ever happened to the merry go rounds??? It’s cool to see they still exist by you. Here, they have gone the way of the dinosaur.