This park visit was to a park our kiddos have been to MANY times -- Athletic Park! If you're local to us, you know that this park is the biggest in our fine little city. It's the park that not only has 3 sets of playground equipment but also the high school football and soccer field, tennis courts, the city pool, etc. It's also located right by "Sand Creek" with the nice accompanying bike path!
We stuck to the familiar equipment because we like (read: I) the lack of sand underneath the equipment. BUT, there's a sand volleyball pit right by the equipment. And -- the kids spent most of the time in the sand. That's ok, ultimately, because you know, they're kids!
While at the park that day, I ran into a friend who just had a baby (her 3rd child). I hadn't yet seen her new baby. So, rather than paying extremely close attention to our kids and taking copious amounts of "helicopterish parenting" pictures, I chose to talk and catch up with her! Good choice!!! The adult conversation was fantastic!
BUT, true to any park visit, Kate cried (I don't remember about what)....
And lastly -- if you didn't notice in this post, that day, Kate's hair was put in a ponytail. That would be because she LET me that day. It hasn't happened since that time. SO -- I'm glad I took pics!