Family Fun with Slides

To small for slides

Last weekend the temperature warmed up to a sunny 59 degrees – perfect weather for going to the park!  With daddy’s help, Oliver had a blast on all the slides.  Evelyn got her some mommy and me time and was wide eyed staring at all the trees.

Things that roll

Oliver commandeered a ball from some other kids and hightailed it to the slide.

Helping hand

Daddy rolled it down the slide and Oliver chased after it.  He thought this was the best thing since sliced bread.  He was so excited that he would run over to me, laughing, and clapping his hands before running back to the slide.

whoa there

We hit another play gym nearby that was designed for older kids.  The platform to the big slide was probably a good 10 – 15 feet from the ground.  Oliver did not hesitate at all and nearly gave daddy a heart attack when he started going down head first.

on your belly please

Daddy rescued him and made him come down on his tummy.


He LOVED it!

i made it

Our son is a little thrill seeker just like his dad.  The hubby finally has someone to ride the roller coasters with at an amusement park! :-)

again again

He barely touched down before he was off and running to climb back up the stairs again.  He must have slid down the big slide 5 or 6 times and then the smaller slide 3 or 4 times.  With all the climbing, he slept REAL good that night.

We had been busy all weekend with house cleaning and reorganizing Evelyn’s room just one more time, but I am so happy that we stopped to go to the park together.  It was nice to get fresh air, and even better for Oliver to get some exercise.  Best of all, it was fun and totally free.  Very frugal way to spend an afternoon!

Frugal Tip of the Day:  Check out the play areas at your local elementary schools in addition to the public parks.  Many of them are very well maintained, clean, and are more elaborate than what I’ve seen in the public park system.

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