The weather was gorgeous the other day so we happily loaded up and headed to the park. I realized it had been since the fall that we’d actually gone to play somewhere other than our backyard 😉 As expected, the kiddos loved it. Jude ran from slide to slide, pointing and saying, “lide! lide!”, wanting so badly to go down one but too scared to try. Finally, with a little help and coercion, we got him up to the top and down the wave slide. That was it. He had found his preferred entertainment for the day. Sophie was just so happy to be back at the park we’d spent so much time at last year, she darted all over the park, remembering each and every spot where she had played before. She loves the swings, but not quite as much as Isabelle! She also wanted to brave the heavily chipping lead based- paint caterpillar, but she recently developed a fear of heights. We opted for the toddler springy toy instead. As you can see, she loved it and was quite content to keep her feet near the ground. Isabelle, on the other hand, has NO fear of heights… pretty much no fear of anything. She was totally in her element. First she insisted on being swung… and high… the first 15 minutes we were there. Then she moved on to all the other equipment that makes moms pull their hair out and bite their nails to the quick. But our girl, well, she’s just talented in that way. She doesn’t fall. She loves to climb and has the skills to do it 😉 My favorite shot is the one of her under the monkey bars. We were all sitting on the family swing, enjoying the day. But not Isabelle. She had to keep on keepin’ on. She really wanted to get up on the monkey bars. I told her to come over and swing with us, trying to tempt her away for a few minutes. She decided to try to get up on the monkey bars herself. She jumped and jumped… finally, exasperated, she said, “No can do it… too high!” Needless to say, I was over there helping her before she got all the words out of her mouth to help her up. Gotta give the girl some props for her efforts 🙂
Thank you Lord for the beautiful day and the miracle of Your creation all around us!!
Oh what fun!! The pictures totally capture the great time the kiddos are having. Can’t wait until the snow melts and we can get to the park.
I loved reading about another beautiful and simple day enjoying all the things made for us! The beautiful weather has turned into rain here but, still we are grateful. Our area needs it. A great jammies day!!
Enjoy the rest of your week!!! I love to hear about the ever adventuresome Isabelle. You go girl!
Looks like so much fun! One of my favorite things to do with our kiddos is go to the park. Good fun for all! Still may be awhile for us…lot’s of snow. I enjoyed the photos and glad you were able to enjoy the nice day!
Looks like so much fun! Great photos! I can’t wait until it gets warm enough to go to the park here, too. Have a nice weekend, too!
Wow, Isabelle!!! You go, girl!!
Great photos of a fun-filled day!! And I am so envious that you all seemed to have the run of the park that day!! Here in NYC, the parks are teeming with about a zillion children at once! lol!
Wow, your kids are crazy good at swinging on swings! Loved that one of Isabella below. Looked like a really nice day for that.
Those photos are beautiful!! xx
What great joy and fun!!!
-Sheri & David says
OH MY! I didn’t know they still had those caterpillars anywhere. My elementary school had one and in the 4th grade I got stuck climbing under the big arch. The teacher on duty had to come peel me out of the situation.
Sweet Sweet Babies!
Blessed Blessed Mama!
Can we come and play? Looks like so much fun!
Joe and Jane says
What a beautiful day!! I love the shots of Isabelle doing her thing. You must have nerves of steel! I’m impressed!
Great pictures! What a bunch of cuties you have!
How cute are those kiddos??!!
The picture of Jude on the slide is priceless. That expression on his face – he is just in his element, isn’t he?? 🙂
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Isn’t it grand to be back at the park?! We have made a couple of trips also but now it is raining again. Oh well, we enjoyed it while it lasted!
I just love to see all of your little ones personalities SHINE! And you are so good about describing it all.
Have a wonderful weekend!!
Sweet park pictures! Our kids love the park too – especially one that they have visited before 🙂 good times! We woke up to a blanket of snow – so I put the cocoa on & suggested we have a day ‘inside’!