Same old, same old...more trips to the playground. Thank God for playgrounds to break up the monotony and give them a chance to climb and explore.
We have spent a lot of time at our tiny, almost private playground. There is never anyone there, which I love. The boys were cute one morning having their snacks.
The Meditech picnic was this past Saturday. This was the first year that the boys actually really got into it. They wanted to go on all the rides.
First, we rode the choo choo.
Then the fire trucks about 10 times. Thank goodness there aren't any lines for the rides. The boys were able to just stay in their seats for 3 rides in a row. We'd get them off to do another ride and they'd keep asking to go back to the fire trucks!
They ate french fries, chicken fingers, and corn...no lobster for them!
Back on the fire trucks!
And on the genie ride.
And the flying elephants.
Then we had ice cream. Adrian was in his glory.
We met Sponge Bob.
They were exhausted at around 1:30 s we left so they could nap in the car. It was a nice day.
We mostly hung around at home this week to swim in our pool. Adi likes to fill it up because he loves to play with the hose.
Sunday we took the boys to the playground/splash pad in Plymouth to check it out. I'd heard great things about it. It's no big deal. The playground is not great: it's dirty and not very interesting. The splash bad is also pretty boring. Overall, I was disappointed. I wouldn't drive there again for it. The best part was the ocean views.
We found a "snow blower" (Adi calls leaf blowers "snow blowers" and is IN LOVE with them) at Saver's for $1.99 and had to buy it. Actually, Adi found it! He kept yelling "SNOWBLOWER!" at Carlos as he walked by the toy aisle. Finally Carlos found what he was talking about, and sure enough, it was a snowblower! What a lucky find...He loves it! It makes noise and blows little balls around in that clear plastic spot.
We tried yet another playground on Ames St. in Sharon this week. Another disappointment. It's a HUGE space, but it's old, and you notice. All the toys are beat up, the pirate ship that I was so excited to see first-hand is all splintered wood, and the playground is dirty. I also can't stand sand playgrounds. It makes such a mess. (I like wood or rubber chips!)
We went to the brand new playground near my mom's in Bridgewater the day after the disappointing old ones. That one never fails.
And today, we discovered a hidden gem right here in Easton. It's hidden behind some buildings way away from the road, near a baseball field. The structure was in good shape and very interesting; the boys found lots of stuff to climb and do. And, it was in full-shade in the morning. Perfect.