Friday, June 26, 2009
Sometimes it is just nice to go to the park. It was about 100* here today and I had 5 tired kids so we spend most of the day in the house "resting". Well, by the time dinner rolled around everyone was starting to feel antsy so I rounded up the troops and headed to the park. Our parks are being threatened by budget cuts and it will be a real shame to see them go if that is what it comes to. There is something so peaceful about being at the park. Maybe it is just nostalgia or exhaustion but sitting on a park bench on a warm evening while the kids frolic (yes, I said it, frolic) is just so serene. The rode scooters and big wheels, played on the slide, made a sand castle (more of an anthill but who cares?), rode swings and ran on the miles of lawn (do you remember how HUGE the park grass was when you were little?)with huge smiles on their faces. It was a good night, no fighting, no injuries and no tears. It was a good night, a picture worthy night and if all goes well a good video night too!
PS - when we came home I got the twins bathed and then started to get the big kids going on showers. When I came out from the back of the house a twinado had struck my livingroom...I hope the video turns out, I did not have great lighting!