This summer, although we LOVE our home and yard and woods, the children and I have felt the need to go do something else now and then.
Something that all seven children like, is this possible?
Something free, fun, and local.
Someplace that allows for running around for the children, and a bench for me to sit and read.
On a whim one day, I stopped at the playground at the school and was pleasantly surprised to discover that my older ones still managed to have a good time!
They made up their own game; "let's see who can get around the whole playground without touching any walkways, just climbing on the tops of rails and such."
When we went on Friday, I also joined in the fun because we were at a place that had a wide wooden edging around the whole play area...wide enough to be a balance beam, so I practiced full turns and cartwheels!
If they don't want to play, they can sit with me in the shade. I scratched tired Grace's back that day, too, under a tree. She was like a contented kitten.
It's been so good for little Sarah's coordination. When we first started going, she could barely get herself around and now she's a pro...and she LOVES it.
She calls it the "grayground" for some reason.
Yes, it's a great place to be for the LITTLE ONES;
AND THE BIG ONES!
I love this picture of Jacob and Gracie. It just hits me.
Question. I was at the thrift store the other day and found this gadget in the kitchen utensils. Can anyone tell me what this is? And, is it useful?
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