This past week end we had the pleasure of Madeline's company. The weather was a sweet 60ish degrees with blue skies and bright sunshine. The whole weekend Sat. and Sun were the kind of days that make you think spring is here( even though you know it is not,and at any moment mother nature could dump 10 inches of snow on you)and you can't help yourself you absolutely must be out side.Well on Sunday we packed layers of clothing,bottles of water and an extra pull up into the car and loaded ourselves in as well,and off we went in search of the perfect park for that day.
The ages are just perfect one Nick is 4, Madeline is 2 1/2 and the youngest girl Shea is18 months. All the kids are playing great together sliding, swinging, climbing walls and at one point the 4 yr old Nick tells Madeline the story of the big bad wolf.It was so unexpected and sooooooooooooo cute.Then in one quick moment 18 month old Shea misstepped and went head first down the steps. She was amazingly all in one piece but daddy wisely thought it would be best to take Shea home to Mom for some hugs and kisses and an ice pack..That was the end of a very good play date.We say our goodbye and hope that all is well with Shea.
At one point we pass a mile marker that tells us we have traveled 3/4's of a mile.I look at husband and wonder if we should turn around and go back before we have to carry a little girl and she gets heavy.Dezdezk(polish granpa) says it will be ok lets keep going.So we do very very slowly.Madeline has to stop every few feet to pick up more stones.
We come across 3 more little bridges and each bridge gets it fair share of stones and laughter.People walking by can't help but slow down and smile at this little beauty having such a good time tossing stones.
As we were slowly meandering down the path we come across the mother of all walking bridges.It spans about a 1/4 of a mile across A body of water that contains water birds of all kind like a Blue Heron,and most importantly DUCKs.This inspires Madeline to sing 3verses of Old McDonald all of them about ducks and a quack quack here and a quack quack there.She stops every couple of feet to toss her stones in the water,luckily we had a very large stash of rocks for this bridge.