Today we got to celebrate a good friend’s second birthday — which was bittersweet. Happy Birthday J man! We love you! He’s growing up and starting to be a big boy, and I consider it a joy to watch him grow.
However, it was a reminder that Snicklefritz will be turning 2 soon. She’s not a baby anymore.
We met for about an hour at the playground at Concord Baptist Church. As a mom, I love that this church opens up their playground to the community, and I really appreciate that this playground has a fence. It enables kids to be kids and moms to not be (as) nervous that their kids are going to run into a parking lot. This is an extremely important feature when you get SEVEN kids together who are all under the age of 10.
There are also plenty of swings, slides, and riding toys — so in an ideal world this would keep squabbles to a minimum. However, you and I both know we don’t live in an ideal world. There’s always something to fight over.
I think the kids had a great time. Although, they didn’t always follow the rules. Here’s a picture of Snicklefritz going up the slide — just look at those eyes.
And a picture of Mr. Beren standing on the slide, he insists “I AM sitting!”. What do you think?
We played for about an hour and then it got too hot. Summers in the south are hard. As much as I want my kids to play outside it gets too hot to be outside by about noon. I’d love to know how you keep your kids busy and away from screens.