We have been staying in quite a bit due to the summer heat and I get tired of taking them swimming on my own with Marjorie now crawling all over the place and she won't sit in a float, so it makes it a tough outing alone. The kids are out of school for the month too, so I think they are getting tired of just me and going to the gym. They miss getting out and doing things. So this week I decided no matter the heat, we would head out to the park. So One day we hit up the All Abilities park and were the only ones there! Then yesterday I remembered Memorial Park and how it had quite a bit of shade, so we headed there.
I love how this park feels like you are out in the country in nature when you are actually under the busiest highway...interstate 35. Because we haven't had rain in quite a while now, the water wasn't very high and when we walked up on a boy and his mom with a net catching minnows and tadpoles, I told the kids it was okay if they walked around in the water too. They had a blast! They looked all around for tadpoles and fish and waded through from rock to rock. I think Andrew would have stayed there all day! But that part was in the sun of course and poor Marjorie was getting red in the face from the heat, so I made them come back to the other side and the playground after about 20 minutes or so.
It was fun getting out and doing something different though! I need to think of more places like this to get out and see these last few weeks of summer before they head back to school.
|Andrew playing in the water|
|sweet baby toes|
|wading in the water|
|My sweet girl...getting so grown up|
|Marjorie sharing her goldfish|