Friday, March 19

A Day at the Park

So those shadowy days I talked about before are just few and far between in these parts.   

Not that I am complaining.  It's just the Photoshop can only do so much to edit sunny face photos.  :)

Anyhow, we had some really nice days over DH's "weekend" and we were able to get out and go to the park to enjoy some of this beautiful weather. 


I learned some walking trail etiquette as well.  I've stated many times I am not an outdoorsy or sportsy kind of gal.  Let's just say I avoid perspiring altogether and I am not "in the know" of all those outdoorsy/sportsy "rules."

As we were walking along the paved trail, with DH pushing Peanut in the stroller and I walking beside him, we hear this Lance Armstrong wannabe bicycler yell out behind us, "ON YOUR LEFT!" telling us to move over. Apparently this is standard for those moving faster than others on the trails.  To me though, I just thought it was really rude. 

I quickly learned the ropes though.


We walked down towards the river away from all the jungle gym structures so Peanut could roam without playing on any germ infested toys any interruptions.  I know, I know.  I am paranoid.  I fully admit it.  I just don't want her getting sick.  Everything still goes in her mouth.  (Her eyeteeth just cut through.)  Toddlers don't think about the fact that "I just touched a surface that probably a 1000 other children have and now I going to suck on my fingers and rub my eyes and nose", but I do.  Have I mentioned I don't want her getting sick?  I know I can't control everything, but if I can prevent her from encountering needless amounts of germs, I will.  And you know what?  The Peanut still had a wonderful time.  So it's okay. 

I'll get off my soap box. 

All that said, I did let her touch and play with a leashed dog ("daw" as the Peanut would say) a woman was walking on the trail.  But not before the owner assured us her dog was harmless and wouldn't maul our little girl. 

Peanut thought that was grand fun.  I still sterilized her hands afterword

It was good for all of us to get outside and enjoy each other and the sunny day.  And when it was time to go, the Peanut let us know under no uncertain terms that she was NOT happy about it~

...such a sad face.

But she was tired to point of tripping over her little self as she walked and it was time to go.

She had so much fun that she was "out" before we even got out of the parking lot and she slept the whole way home and for about 2 hours thereafter...

...I guess we just wore her out. 


Carla R. said...

Awwwww, so cute! Enjoy these days when running around exploring is enough for her! :) Looks like a lovely spot to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine (the ideal combination for wearing out little ones:)! I'm sure the bike guy just wanted you to know he was passing so you wouldn't unknowingly step in front of him and get smooshed! (It's hard to hear bikes coming, we've been scared many times by that scenario!) Kids are AMAZINGLY skilled at darting in front of things they shouldn't (at least mine are--enjoy these years of stroller safety and contentment in stores!!) I'm so glad you guys were able to get out and enjoy the day! Wish we could come and play together! :( Hopefully sometime soon!

Lucy Marie said...

Looks like such a great time. It's so wonderful to get out and enjoy the spring weather!


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