Yesterday was gorgeous! Finally I had a day at home with perfect weather. I decided that as soon as Matt came home from school I would take them both to the playground. There are several playgrounds within walking distance of our apartment and the closest one got new equipment that I hadn't seen yet. Eric had taken them on one of those freakishly nice days we'd had at the end of winter, but I still wanted to check it out for myself. When Matt got off the bus I told him that we were skipping his homework until later. It was about 3:45 and I figured we had plenty of time to play. We could get home around 5 and he could do his homework while I cooked dinner, which I'd have plenty of time to do before Eric got home from work. He was pretty excited, especially since it's been so wet this week. So off we went!
I was pretty impressed when I got my first look at the new equipment. It's got a tree house theme going on and it's pretty cool. It only has one slide, but it's the biggest twisty slide I've ever seen. The equipment really isn't meant for kids under five, and there's no alternative toddler friendly equipment aside from a swing set that has those baby bucket swings. Lucas is pretty coordinated, so he wasn't deterred from climbing all the way to the top of that bad boy and sliding down over and over.
Matt taught Lucas how to climb up the slide, but he never quite made it to the top. And, yes, instead of reprimanding them for going up the slide, I stood around and took pictures. We were the only ones there. And kids are kids, ok? If they were interfering with a child trying to come down, yes, of course I would step in. Otherwise, I let them be. I very clearly remember a little girl with dark brown hair and dimples who very much loved to climb up slides. And the little girl in me would feel like a hypocrite if I tried to stop my boys.
Ok, this... this was a supervised collision. It only works when the big boy is at the bottom and the little boy is coming down.
Anyway, we had a great time, and the boys got to let out some pent up energy and be really silly together. Boys being silly--->
I love this picture! I'm so surprised that it came out as well as it did because I had to use my old camera (my "good" camera is missing its battery), which doesn't have any special features or settings, and yet there isn't any blurring.
I feel like the "fun season" has officially started now and I'm so ready to go on adventures with the kids! Tomorrow night is Spring Fun Night at the elementary school and the Farmers' Market is on Saturday and, miraculously, I'm off of work and will be able to take them. The weather is supposed to stay gorgeous, so we'll be having lots of fun the next couple of days!