Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Arlington has way better parks than Alexandria
This morning we went to Lyon Village Park, and wow. It was way cool. It was under construction (they're putting in a basketball court and two tennis courts), which meant that in addition to the super fun play structures and water features, there was heavy construction equipment (a skid steer, a bulldozer and a backhoe, all safely secured behind a chain link fence) to look at. Soren was a happy camper.
This is the ENORMOUS slide Soren went down, all by himself, three times. More terrifying was the time he thought it might be fun to try coming DOWN that curvy ladder thing off the left side. That platform was up over my head, and there's no way I could have kept him from tumbling off if he hadn't obediently backed away and gone back down the slide again instead.
Soren and A played and played, once we finally managed to find street parking. Much of the parking in residential Arlington is permit-only, so it took some searching and a little bit of a hike to finally get settled and over to the park. But it was worth it. Eleri had delayed her morning nap again today, so she was asleep most of the time we were there. We'll definitely be going back though. I'm sure she'll enjoy it quite a lot as well, when she's a little older. There were a couple of little'uns maybe a few months older than she is, playing in the water there today.
In the evening, while Tom was doing his running, I took the kiddos back out for a run to BJ's. Soren had heard me say where we were going, and after he saw the sign at the entrance of the store, he kept repeating, "B. J. S. Spells BJ's!" Cuteling. Almost as cute as "T. O. S. T. I. T. O. S. Spells...chips!" or "U. H. A. U. L. Spells...truck!", though more accurate. ;)