The girls had a day off school a few weeks ago so we went to Red Mountain Park for a picnic, some playing, and some fishing!
We stopped at WalMart for some food.
My kids would eat lunchables every day if I let them.
We hadn’t been to that park in a year and were surprised to get there and find all of the playground equipment replaced with new stuff! The kids were really excited over the new stuff!
There was this rope web thing that Ember was especially fond of.
After playing on the spinning toy with the older girls, Payson came over and joined Ember on the ropes.
Brooklyn and Sierra stayed on that spinning thing almost the entire time. There were lots of parents there, tons of dads and grandpas, who kept it spinning near constantly!
Payson was somewhat fearful of climbing too high but little Ember climbed as far up as possible!
Eventually the big girls joined the little kids.
The bars holding up the ropes were interesting to the kids, too.
We headed over to the lake to feed the birds.
After using up our bread we walked around to a different part of the lake to fish.
My kids kept walking in front of people and blocking everyone’s way (they do this 100% of the time) so I had them walk in a line. I heard somewhere online or maybe on TV about a mom who’d tell her kids to “walk like ducks” in a line. I tell my kids that now all the time so that they stay single file. Keeping them in line no longer has me calling out for so and so to get out of the way or walk beside me, I only need to say, “Someone’s not being a duck!” and whoever was walking in front of someone or blocking the way falls back in line. Whew. (Just to clarify, they only walk in line when on paths or at a store, not everywhere we go! lol!)
Fishing didn’t go well at all. My kids were whining and fighting with each other… I think we lasted about ten or fifteen minutes tops before I decided it was time to leave.
Before going home we stopped at Sprouts for groceries.