Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Start of Summer

Summer officially began, in our household.  Today was a beautiful day. So beautiful, that we couldn't resist spending the afternoon outside.  I decided to pack a picnic lunch, snacks, water, and sunscreen...and that we would stay at the park for as long as Kimble cooperated.  It all happened during is normal nap time, so if he stayed  happy, we stayed happy.

We invited some friends to join us at our local park, and plopped down our blankets between the "spray park" and the "playground".  It was pretty much perfect, although Kimble didn't know quite what to make of all the sprays of water.

About the time the kids started to get antsy, we pulled out these ball shooters that I'd been saving for summertime fun.  The boys loved them, and even Kimble played with them a bit.  They were a hit!

After three hours, we came home.  The kids and I could have stayed longer, and many of them wanted to, but Kimble started getting pretty fussy, due to lack of nap, and so we packed it up and came home.  All this week is forecasted to be in the 80's, so I think we'll have a few more of these days to enjoy, before the weekend!


Colleen said...

A great way to spend the first official day of school break! If only this wind would die down.

Maynards said...

Looks like a blast! Where did you get the ball shooters? Sam would LOVE one of those.