What better way to spend a sunny, summer day than at a shady park with the kids, my sister-in-law and 16 month old nephew (I miss that age)?!? The park was great!!! Two playgrounds, a little "bird zoo" area, a nature center, frog pond, walking trails all for $4. You can't beat that. The kids didn't want to leave. We will definitely try to make it there again this summer.
As a last minute surprise we stopped to see Daddy at work at the hospital. LE took a little coaxing because she wanted to go back to the playground. It was nice to see where Dad works in Clinical Engineering (even though as WD put it, "You need some ladies working there. They would clean it up." LOL). WD and LE enjoyed ice cream while Dad finished his lunch. Not only did we get to see Daddy, we saw Grandpa. Grandpa gave us the tour of all of the secret places that visitors don't usually get to go. Daddy has only been there a year, but maybe someday he will be sneaking us through the kitchen, ER and into the boiler room.
On the way home we stopped at the Salvation Army...not much to speak of. Then JoAnn's to buy fabric for some cullottes I am making. (That will be another post. Hopefully the don't come out awful. I have visions of burlap sacks...ugh!) Three weary bodies left JoAnn's and headed home. Surprisingly both kids made it home without falling asleep. Once home, LE played on the slip and slide. WD said it was too hot and wanted to play inside. We ended our day...at 7:45...with grilled chicken and corn on the cob, Bible time, singing practice, and a few chapters of Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry.