Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Fun At The Playground

After voting we stopped by the park playground and let the children run around and have some fun. I really like this playground equipment. It is well thought out and it's grouped according to ages. The only downer was that the swings were in the sun and too hot to use.

We will have to come back when it is cooler or when the swings are in the shade.

It would be so neat if we had a swing set or a tire swing, but the kids don't seem too interested in the idea of a tire swing.

I think if the tire swing was going to be hanging from a tree limb it would be more appealing, but the trees around here all grow very tall... no side branches for a swing. A tire hanging from a garage support is just not that cool.

The slide was not too warm and Jaidan, with a little help from Mom, made it down the slide with no trouble.

He was very pleased with himself because, all by himself,  he could make it up and down the stairs, climb up the climbing ramp, run on the gangway, and then ring the bell. He was a happy little boy.

Tristan and Rhiannon had more fun on the  equipment for the older kids.

Tristan climbed up a rock climbing wall and seemed to like the view from the top of the slide.

Rhiannon followed her big brother and he was there to help her out.

It was a bit hot so we didn't stay too long and left for home and lunch. Then Rhiannon worked very hard and helped me rake up leaves on a path. She is so sweet. Tristan and Rhiannon helped with feeding the chickens and collecting eggs.

Trying to make sure they didn't get sunburned, mosquito bitten or in the poison oak did take a bit of the fun out of things, but we will adjust. I'm sure it is more stressful for the adults than the kids.

Peek at the Past
Pillows come in handy.

[7 eggs today]



diane said...

At last you have hot weather. That seemed sudden. Your grand kids are nice looking kids. Enjoy their visit.

lisa said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day! I was watching the news the other day and they showed where some slides were sooo hot that they actually burned the childs hands 2nd degree burns it was just horrible! So, be careful out there! Hope you enjoy the rest of your visit!

LindaG said...

Yay for fun in the sun! Glad to hear you had a good day. :)

Jennifer said...

Looks like their havin fun :)

DayPhoto said...

Misty's kids like to go to the park and play also. I keep thinking they need a swingset, but Misty says that kids need to make up thier own fun...makes for a creative mind.

I'm glad the kids got to play in the park...it's always fun to have a change of venue.


JoyceAnn said...

Whoppee ~ Looks like everyone is having fun , the parks do have some nice playground equipment nowdays.

~ Blessings ~

Kelly said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time. I sometimes miss playgrounds with my daughters, other times I remember the heat and i dont miss it so bad. lol.
My 17 year old is still a child at heart and still loves playgrounds. She and a couple of friends still go to the playgrounds to swing and walk around.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh what fun going to the park with the grandkids.. You are one lucky grandma to have them there with you for just a while.. Enjoy your time with them. They grow up so fast...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Jody Blue said...

Playground, sun, weeds, bugs, oh the joys of summer!! I would have never thought to put a coop in a playground either.

Becky's Barnyard said...

What fun! I'm hoping to have grandkids one day. If not, I still have my little boy; not matter what age.