Posts Tagged ‘play structures’

What child doesn’t want to go play at the park? We have our usual places that Lilah deems “hers,” but lately we’ve been trying out some other local playgrounds. My husband found this fabulous park that has an awesome play structure that Lilah can’t get enough of. We’ve met up with other moms and kids and hiked around the edges. There are all kinds of little areas for picnics and walks. If you have one that has a track or a baseball diamond you can even turn it into a full family affair. There is something for everyone to enjoy. Your city’s website will often have a listing of its parks. Get out and off the beaten path and try a new playground each week. You’ll be happy you did!


Ah... to be a kid again!

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Lilah at the park

Lilah in le•top Kaleidoscope pants and pink top at one of our recent park outings

I realized last night that my daughter and I would be changing our ‘after school’ routine of the past months.  I normally pick her up at daycare after work and head for the park to give the swings a little workout before heading home.  When I picked Lilah up around 6 pm last night she exclaimed ‘It’s dark!’  Indeed it was.  I had promised the park when I dropped her off at school, forgetting that the time had changed.  I could not keep my promise, since the park is not open after dark.  Luckily she understood that going to the park in the dark would not be much fun, and seemed to want to head towards our comfortable house as much as I did!

I love this time of year.  It makes me want to put some cider on the stove and snuggle up with my little girl and read a book.  Granted that is not what usually happens, since preparing dinner and doing the usual chores beckon.  Hopefully we can fit some of these cozy moments into our routine – bringing a different reward than the sunny days of swinging and climbing on the play structures.  “Once upon a time…”

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