Saturday, August 23, 2014

More fun activities with the kids during the last week of summer

We finished our last week of babysitting for the summer, yesterday, and I am now in recovery mode.  Lots of lazy mornings and quiet cups of coffee at the park are on the agenda next week.  We did have fun last week though, and I have a few pictures lined up to post for the next few days. 

On Wednesday we went to the park near our house, and neglected to take water along with us.  After playing on the equipment, hunting frogs, then setting out on a rather long walk along the river, we got half way to our destination and the kids were just about fainting with thirst!  That might be a bit of an exaggeration, but they were complaining more than a tad. 

We decided to turn around and go home for a drink, and continue our walk the next morning before the forecast rain started.  So, right after breakfast the next day, they each packed a backpack with water and snacks, and we set off on our adventure.
JJ's backpack is almost bigger than he is, but he carried his provisions without complaining,  and set off on many side paths along the route.
Danica soon followed her brother along the path to see what they could see at the end of it.
It was more than worth the winding trip down to the water's edge.
We took lots of pictures, and soon made tracks for the main path again.
Once again on the main path to continue on our adventure.
Many more side paths called the kids down to the water's edge, and Buppa joined them while I hung back a bit to take some pics.
Half way to our destination, we found this little bench in a clearing, so the kids stopped for a rest and a drink.
We finally arrived at a picnic area near a bridge that the kids wanted to walk under and listen to the cars passing overhead.
The kids love throwing rocks into the water, and this area had plenty of small rocks for them to throw to their hearts content.
I heard a noise along the walking path next to the picnic table, and looked around and saw this.

Five dogs on leads, and one riding in a stroller came to greet us. 

People and dogs were very friendly, and we soon shared greetings all around.

Odie soon joined the kids down by the water's edge, and he had fun trying to catch the pebbles the kids were throwing into  the water.  Kids and dog has a blast.

They never tired of throwing rocks for him, and he never tired of chasing them down.  Shrieks of laughter filled the air while the adults visited up on the bank. 
That afternoon the rains came, and didn't stop for the rest of the week, so we finished off the adventure part of the week on a high.  The rest of the week was filled with videos, card games, and quiet at home type stuff.  I'll see if I can hunt up a picture or two of that to share with you tomorrow.

1 comment:

Regenia said...

It's wonderful that you have such great areas to walk and explore.