Saturday, September 6, 2008

The cure for the grumpies

Everyone went to bed so easily last night. They must have slept hard, too, because the first little person came out at 5:45am yelling, "good morning, mom". With barely one eye opened, I could already tell that it wasn't really going to be a "good morning". Joshua followed behind little brother about 15 minutes later. Yuck. They get crazy by mid-morning when they get up too early. Today they were all out of sorts for most of the day. I instituted mandatory naptime for everybody between 1pm and 3pm today. Once everyone woke up well rested, we took a drive to look for a new park we had driven past a week or so ago.

I had remembered seeing signs for "Candy Land Park" and was thinking it would be pretty cool and maybe even have something to do with Candy Land (a game the kids like to play). Not so much. It was a regular park. Actually they bigger kid section was the part we saw first and all three ran off in three different directions.

After about 3 minutes of being in the park, Joshua decided to slide across the zip cord type contraption. He lost his grip halfway across and belly flopped onto the ground, knocking the wind right out of him. He was really upset over the whole situation. A walk towards to van for a cool drink seemed to shake it right off.
Going past the van, we saw the toddler play area. It looked more like a park I could handle. The kids had a blast running around in there and actually playing nicely with each other.

The best part of the park was when the train went by. The kids were jumping up and down and waving frantically to the train.

It was a fun way to spend the late afternoon. We got home just in time to eat dinner and wind down for bedtime.


Becca and Jason said...

Does Daniel have any idea that he's being ruined by wearing that crazy baseball hat? :)
Looks like a fun day, and everyone is growing up already! Make them stop!!!

Rachel H. said...

I totally would have suspected candyland park to have some relation. :) Fun name though! I love finding new makes for an adventurous, exciting, FREE afternoon.