Before Summer turns into Winter, everyone should get out and feed the ducks. I have no idea why this is so refreshing, but it just puts a smile on your face. Maybe it's being outside, maybe it's enjoying the green grass, or maybe it's looking out over a pretty pond. Whatever the case, I recommend it...especially if you have kids. They can run around, holler, be silly...and you don't have to worry about it. That, in and of itself, is refreshing. A few weeks ago the kids didn't have school on a Monday. Instead of planning something elaborate to entertain them, we just kept it simple. We invited another family to join us for lunch on the patio at Gloria's and then went to the park afterwards. Perfect! It didn't cost a ton and my sanity was still in tact. A win for all.
|We hit up the playground first. Little Miss was thrilled to have "her playground" all to herself.|
|Jackson may have outgrown this playground, but he didn't complain...he just found new tricks to try on it.|
|My monkey girl was happy as could be hanging upside down for a while.|
|Our next adventure--feeding the ducks and geese. Ben had come with us after lunch, so Jackson had a friend. "Here ducky!"|
|See that? No fighting. All smiles. Hooray!|
|Jackson even got brave enough to feed this goose by hand.|
|So serene! We ended our afternoon with ice cream treats from Sonic, followed by playing in the backyard. That beats an insane day at Kid Mania or The Fair any day of the week!|