Blog Archives for category At the park

She finally went across after two months!

We have been trying to coach her over the top for two months now… She will get to the top and just stay there, then claim she’s too scared. Today she finally did it!! And then did it again and again like it was nothing!

She figured this out on her own. 

Our friends bring this little car to the playground and mostly it goes unused. But today Katie realized they could do this. :)

This is what she does on the swings now. 


Surprise playground and dirty knees!

When there’s a playground around the corner from a Facebook yard sale pickup that you didn’t know about, you have to stop.

Of course, Katie is dressed in brand new light-colored clothes for school later. It took under two minutes for her to fall and get both knees dirty (like seriously 30 seconds after this photo).


What Katie won’t and will do. 

She won’t go over the top of this: 


But she’ll do this:

He’s getting more adventurous. 

He’s been climbing higher on the playset recently and today he climbed up here. It may not seem like a big deal but for a kid who isn’t a climber and who doesn’t do things like this…it is a big deal. I’m proud of him. 


Enjoying the sunshine at the playground

I may have catnapped for a few minutes while Katie played. 


Belly Swingers

Swinging with one of her best friends (our neighbor), Kayleigh.

Wait. What? Tom took selfies of us unprompted?

We took the kids to a somewhat local playground since the weather was so nice. We sat on a blanket while they played…

Owen is getting slightly more adventurous. 

That’s his friend Jackson on the roof. Before this year there was no way Owen would have climbed up there.  


Friends off to the playground. 

The cuteness. It burns.

We spent the morning with friends at one of the Burke Lake Park playgrounds. Liam will be three and Katie will be five…yet they get along like gangbusters.

Katie’s new trick 

This has come about over the last few days. She gets braver each time. 

The usual view: Katie swinging and Kayleigh being pushed.


A quick stop at a playground

We all went to see the Lego Batman movie and since it was nice and sunny, we stopped at a park on the way home. Unfortunately it was windy and getting chilly so we didn’t stay long and I only took one picture! :)

Riding home from the playground

Since we live just around the corner she is allowed to sit in the passenger seat. :)

Kids at play after ballet. 

Since it was really nice out, we went to the train playground after ballet.

“Look! I’m carrying her like a princess!”


Katie finally got to the train playground.

This is a tiny playground by her ballet class but we just never got there before.


I lifted her up to the bars a few times because it was too high for her to jump…and then she figured out she could lean over and reach them!

Fun hair and fence climbing 


Letting the littles run wild.

Back to real life…taking Katie to the park with friends.

She loves to spin!