Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A Day at the Park

I am loving this beautiful weather we have been having lately and it has been inspiring us to get out of the house and enjoy the fresh air. The kids love spending time at our local parks and we are very lucky to have two nice ones located right here in small scale Lexington.

There is a nice large park nearby where every preschooler, mother, nanny, daycare, etc. go to enjoy picnics and the playground equipment. And then there is the other park we choose to go to most of the time: Corley Street Park. It is an older and smaller park hidden away and most people that live in Lexington don't even realize it is there. And that makes it the perfect park in my book. They have a couple of picnic shelters so you can pull up right next to the shelter, unload your kids and food and not worry about fighting over picnic tables or playground equipment. During the summer months they even have a spray fountain for kids to run through.

We spent much of last summer there and most of the time we were the only ones there. I am always shocked when other people show up. Although it must be catching on, on a recent trip to the park two other families were there at the same time - wow!

There are two swings - a regular swing and a baby swing so it works out perfect for the girls. They could sit and swing all day. They even take turns once I have given out and push each other on the swings.

They also have a large metal slide reminiscent of my childhood days that Emma was nervous climbing up and sliding down. They added newer jungle gym equipment too, that has smaller slides perfect for Avery.

It is always nice to try and wear them out for a few hours and makes naptime so much easier when we get home!

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