Last week I wanted to make it up to the kids and take them to the park on the river for a day trip. We decided to make a full day of it and packed a picnic lunch, sidewalk chalk, a frisbee, a bat and some balls, their swimsuits and lots of energy. We were there for over 4 hours and the kids had an absolute blast.
I love this park because it is right next to the river, has a huge playground, a big water sprinkler park and huge open fields with mature trees that provide tons of shade.
It was such a fun day. I brought a blanket and my laptop (I know how dorky am I) and camera and hung out under the shade while the kids had fun. It was so relaxing and I was able to work on photo editing while they played.
The kids also met a little boy and his grandparents and he joined their activities for the rest of the afternoon. The kids all got along beautifully. Later the boys grandpa rounded up the kids and had them sit down to tell them a story. They all sat so attentively and listened to him tell a ghost story about a man who lost his arm in the park. In his story he made a ghostly “ooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh” sound and the kids LOVED it. After he was done telling his story the kids took turns telling ghost stories to each other. It was so cute. Camden would imitate the sound when she told her story and the boys would pretend to be scared and run across the field away from her.
Mikayla also led the children in a scavenger hunt for sticks and pinecones and Camden even found a feather. They kept gathering them up from all over the park, putting them on the Frisbee and carrying them like true treasures to collect in a pile. There is definitely something sacred about childhood.
Here are some pictures that captured some of our activities.