It’s warm, sunny and GORGEOUS out here. My Friday Fun was taking the kids to the park after lunch. The last time we were there (before all the snow and cold weather), Baron was not yet walking. It was so much fun to see him crunching through gravel and clambering over the wooden structures to keep up with his sibs today.
best part: All three kids swinging in a row, with me administrating pushes as necessary and calling out “Pump, pump! Pump your legs NOW!”
funniest/potentially bad parts: Sir I. yelling at the bottom of the slide: “I’ll catch the Baron, Mommy! I’ve got him!” So I send the Baron down and as soon as Sir I. sees the 25-pound toddler hurtling towards him, he jumps back and Baron plops onto the gravel (and pops right back up, unfazed). What was that about catching your brother, Sir I.??
Next time, I made sure that I was at the bottom to catch the baby. Sir I. tries to help the Baron get in position on the top of the slide, but Baron insists he comes down on his tummy. Well, at least he didn’t insist on coming down headfirst as well!
The not-fun part: David not being around to come to the park and enjoy the beautiful day with us! I missed him.
Writers need to get outside and get moving, too! What’s your favorite outdoor activity? Do you run, swim, or garden? Do you like to wander the woods taking pictures of flowers (that would be me!) or sit on a dock with your toes in the water? What memorable (in a good way!) outdoors experiences have you had?