Saturday, October 16, 2010

Playground Confessionals

Now that Finn & Belle are established walkers, an hour jaunt to the playground has become part of our daily routine.  Thus, our quest for The Ultimate Playground Nirvana has begun (imagine thunderbolts and lightening, and the dude who voiced He-Man echoing this in the distance).

There's an amazing toddler playground up the street from our neighborhood.  In fact, Finn has begun routinely pointing it out whenever we drive past it (i.e. his eyes light up and he begins eagerly grunting . . . his joy so great he's rendered speechless).

Since Mommy likes to keep the twins guessing, we make a point to try new playgrounds on a regular basis (quests typically require this).  However, this experimentation does present a few challenges.  In fact, earlier this week we went to a playground more suited for school age children, or so one 'well meaning' mother felt compelled to mention (I'll overlook the fact her home-schooled child was wandering the playground constantly complaining no one would play with him, while she continued chatting with her 'sister wife').

 Here's some pictures of the twins hanging at our current 'favorite' playground.



Lady Belle investigating this cool plastic wheel with metal 
beads that move as you turn the wheel . . . very, very fascinating.



Our dapper daredevil attempting another death 
defying feat of physical skill (i.e. tempting the ER gods)



Let's just go ahead and admit, this does not end well . . . at all.



Yup, that's right, you know what's about to happen.  What's worse, 
you all now know Mommy was too busy taking 
the pictures to actually 'catch' the child . . .



. . . make that children . . . safe to say, everyone is fine . . .

PS:  For the record, I am neither against home-schooling nor sister wives.  Though, actual sister wives do freak me out a bit.

6 comments:

Deb Phillips said...

That looks like a great playground! My twins and I are on a similar quest for awesome playgrounds in our area. It looks like your kids had a great time!

Amanda said...

WELL worth the trauma for a great picture. :)

Kelly said...

Aren't other well meaning Mothers grand. Shelbi is all over the place and she's my second so of course I'm a little less frantic, so I just love when others freak out for me, really! I had a great laugh about the photo op, but that is me too!

Kristy said...

Great photo's and totally worth the bump. The bump will be forgotten but the picture is now frozen in time and will live on forever. Sister wives creep me out to. : )

Shannon said...

I love the photos. They are so "motherhood" wrapped up into a few shots. Our task is not to only protect our children from as many bad things that could happen to them but more importantly to help them "learn" how to cope on their own when bad things happen. You are just ahead of the curve . . .

guan00 said...

So funny! I would be trying to capture the moment too. Glad to know they are okay. Yes sister wives=creepy.