June 4, 2012

Exploring & Staying Fit At The Park

June 4, 2012
We had a wonderful morning Thursday at the park.  The weather was perfect and the children were happy to get out of the house for a while.  Both of them love to swing.  Claire, my fearless one, scares me a little because she likes to lean back as far as possible and look up at the sky while swinging.
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Colton was fascinated by his shadow while swinging.
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We’re fortunate to have a nice little park just a few minutes from our house.  There is a half mile loop around the park with a few little “fitness” areas along the way.   The first was the balance beam.
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Colton really enjoyed this…
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whoa…
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Claire tried her hand at the beams too… with a little help from me of course.
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Now on to the “chin up bars” … this was Colton’s favorite.  He was excited about taking Daddy back to the park and showing him what he can do!
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He enjoyed swinging on the small bar…
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…but soon realized the taller one was much more fun!
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I loved watching him jump and grab the bar all by himself!  He loved it!
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Moving on to the push up bars…
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Claire was working hard saying, “push up! push up!”
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About a quarter mile into our walk they were ready for a rest.  I love this bench simply because of the inscription; “Choose Life”!! 

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They loved “exploring” and finding things along the way… especially these pine cones.
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“mmmm… pine cones are my favorite!” (name that movie!)
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We ended our walk with some stretching and rock throwing… of course.
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Then it was off to the book station!
Needless to say they both had really good naps that afternoon!

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