Wednesday, October 19, 2016

These two kiddos ...

Monday surely came around quickly this week! I picked up Kaity and drove out to Ada Park where we met Kelly and Brendan. The weather was picture perfect. I love this time of year, don't you?

Kaity and I actually arrived before Kelly and Brendan. Kaity had never been to this playground before, so she explored the entire thing ... in about five minutes flat! 

 And then cousin Brendan arrived! Brendan was completely intent upon making this digger work. He calls it an "excavator" and patiently maneuvers it until he makes it do what it should do!
 Brendan was showing Kaity some gymnastic moves ...

 Since Brendan goes to Gymco preschool three days a week, he has gotten much more bold on playground equipment. He is not reckless ... but he is brave and strong and fun to watch.
 These cool swings got a lot of use as space ships actually. We blasted off 5-4-3-2-1-zero, ignition, BLASTOFF! Brendan went all the way to Saturn. Kelly stayed a little closer to home and landed on the moon.

 We decided to take a short walk to look for some water. I was hoping to find some rocks to plunk for awhile ... but there were mostly just leaves!
Ada Park is a beautiful place. Every now and then, we met a pumpkin just sitting on a park bench waiting to be chummed with. 
We also rescued this poor pumpkin who had been pitched in the pond! We took a stick and carefully moved it closer to the shore and then we scooped him up and placed him next to his friend on the bench. Brendan and Kaity were very proud rescuers! 

 These are great little trees to climb ...

 And these two darlings are such monkeys!

 Brendan thought it would be really lovely to take a walk IN the water. But I distracted him from this wishful thought ...
We played "horse-back rides" (I was the horse) all the way back to the car, switching between Kaity and Brendan at each park bench. Horse was pretty tired by the time we reached the car! 
 Then we went to my house where we happily played for awhile, ate some warm french toast, watched some "Kipper the Dog" episodes, and then Brendan had to go home to his house!
 So Kaity asked if I could make her a little tent/house to play in. We constructed this one in a matter of minutes and invited some of our animal friends to come and join us for a party.
 Kaity loves this kind of play so much.

I am a pretty blessed grandma, don't you think? 

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