Thursday, June 14, 2012

Park and Frozen Yogurt Bites

Today, I took the boys to the park near out house. We haven't been there in awhile, but it's a really nice park and it's only a couple of miles from our house. The park is gated and it's a great park to take the boys when I'm alone with them and it's usually not very busy. We got there about 8:45 and they played for an hour and a half! They were worn out when we got home. Our friends joined us after we got there, so the boys got to get some playing in and I got some nice adult conversation. A win-win. :)

There's two different playgrounds set up, one for toddlers (about the boys age) and one for big kids. The age on the sign says 5 and up. The last time we were there, the boys kept wanting to get on that equipment. Greg gave in and we let them check it out since we were the only ones there. Of course, as soon as we get there, they both run over to the big kid playground like that's the one they've always played on. They went up the stairs and down the slides without any hesitation.

This is a view of the older kid playground.

I kinda expect that from Evan, but Carter is usually more cautious. Not today! He was the one who went over there first and went down the spiral slide like he'd been down it a million times.

Here's the toddler area. Oh, I remember when the boys were so small and we had to coax them down the slides, holding their hands and reassuring them it was ok.

This enormous slide is like 12 feet high. The boys went down this thing too without any problems.

And of course, snack time was a very important part of the morning.

Both boys can climb up on this bike thing all by themselves!

Evan looks as excited as I was about these twist lid plastic container things I found that are perfect for carrying snacks in the diaper bag.

During the boys snack, I decided to try out an idea I saw on Pinterest. You take a regular size container of yogurt, scoop it into a plastic bag, cut off the end, and squirt out little blobs of yogurt on a baking sheet and then freeze them. When the boys got up, they had homemade, frozen yogurt bites for a snack. They loved them, it was neater than giving them a container of yogurt and it was so easy to make. I think we'll have this a lot this summer.

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