The girls had a day off school a couple weeks ago. They’ve been feeling a bit of jealousy over the little kids’ adventures while they’re stuck in school so I figured I’d take them somewhere fun. When I took the younger two to the railroad park Brooklyn and Sierra both expressed interest over it. I asked if that’s where they wanted to go this day and they jumped up and said yes!
There was room on the train, we could’ve got on and road right then but I wanted better seats (at the front of the train!) so we waited for it to go around the park and come back. We were first in line then 🙂
Ember does this thing where she covers her mouth when she’s embarrassed/nervous/shy/super excited/etc, I’ll blog specifically about it some other time but she was doing it in this next picture because she was having so much fun and felt a little embarrassed about that, I guess.
I was looking forward to my girls’ reaction to the train museum. They liked it but surprisingly my little two kids lingered and looked around and asked questions about ten times more than the older girls. Brooklyn remarked excitedly about the little rooms and toilets but that was it, she pretty much walked straight through without caring too much. lol, that’s so Brooklyn… she’s just. Her.
She was crazy impatient at this point because on our train ride around the park she’d spotted a playground and from that second on all she wanted was to play on the playground and couldn’t have cared less about anything else in the world.
I told her we could play at a park any day of the week but that the model train museum was closing soon so we were going there first. When she knew it was closing she finally stopped being cranky about the park. Whew.
After maybe ten or fifteen minutes in that building I took them to the playground. I hated this playground with a passion. It was a big park and all four of my kids ran in different directions. It was a nightmare trying to keep track of them. Halfway through I gave up trying to keep an eye on the girls and tried to at least know where Payson and Ember were.
After thirty five minutes of that nonsense I insisted the kids all be in one place, at the water sprayers. They moaned and groaned about it (Sierra and Payson wanted to be off playing at the opposite end of the playground) but finally agreed and stayed nearby.
It was a big battle getting the kids to leave the place. We’d been at the railroad park for three and a half or four hours and I was like, kids- I’m done. We’re going before I pass out with exhaustion! lol
Allan and I really want to get our kids a trampoline when we move. Until then my kids have a pretty good time jumping off furniture, toys, park equipment, and pretty much anything else that is a few feet off the ground.