Huge, open spaces for ornery, wild boys to run, tennis courts, a sweet playground & swings, a pool & kids carnival rides that open in the summer, a skate park, a beautiful, green golf course, frisbee golf, concession stands & concession workers who make yummy Sno-Kones and two ponds full of duckies [and occasionally some mean geese -- yikes!].
City Park also has plenty of benches to sit on, for pregnant, semi-bed-ridden, moms like me!
We try to bring Oliver a couple times a week [or anytime that daddy is off work during the daylight!] to burn off some of that almost-two-year-old energy. As soon as we pull up & park, Oliver is already working hard to unbuckle himself from his car seat & hop out!
I think the park is his favorite place in the world.
Oliver & Daddy usually spend a good 45 minutes on the playground equipment -- Going up & down the slides a thousand times, walking across the narrow bridge pass-ways and, of course, swinging!
I usually take a seat & enjoy the free entertainment & fresh air. And snap a few photos, too.
When the sun starts to fade, we drag Oliver away [sometimes kicking and screaming] from the playground & take a short walk around the pond to see the ducks. Oli loves the ducks and tries to hug each one. The ducks; however, don't seem to appreciate his sweet sentiment. The geese don't either.
walking mommy to the playground.
walking daddy to the slides.
counting :: "1, 2, 3 ... GO!"
i love this photo.
even though i cut [most] of their heads off,
you can still see Oliver's sweet smile as he goes down the slide
with his best bud, daddy.
i love his little face.
Oliver's First Sno-Kone!
this means it's summer, right?!
"nobody touch my sno-kone."
"okay, daddy. i'll share with you."
he never gives smooches on the lips.
this was just like christmas morning for me.
always my baby.
a city park pond sunset.