Sunday, March 30, 2014

A Sunday Picnic in the Park

We got a wonderful break from the wintry weather today, so we took full advantage of it after church.  We hit the McDonald's drive-thru and got lunch, then headed to DamSite park to the playground and adjoining pavilion, where we spread out our lunch and enjoyed a "picnic" of sorts.  It was still in the upper 50s/low 60s as we ate, so we wore our coats for awhile.  But by the time we left the park playground, we were down to shirt-sleeves. 

The kids had so much fun sliding, running, swinging, and playing.  Timothy made a pretend "campfire" with sticks and twigs, and we got longer sticks and "roasted marshmallows" (leaves on the end of our sticks).  We made pretend s'mores...and I've promised the kids some real ones very soon.

Zola learned how to get into the swings by herself today - the ones lowest to the ground.  She slides one leg over (with much effort), then straddles the strap before swinging her other leg over, straightens herself in the seat...and Voila!  She is ready to swing!  She also has mastered sliding down backward - and upside down!  She is one tough cookie!!!

Hopefully the kids got enough fresh air and burned off plenty of energy.  This pretty weather won't last, according to the we tried to fill their little "tanks" full today to last them most of the week!