On a beautiful Spring day

It was a rare Spring day because it was actually warm! 
So warm, I got a sun burn. Nothing too serious, but a definite burn. 
Jason and I have been making a "bucket list" of things we want to do this Spring/Summer/Fall 
and this park happened to be on our list. The kids and I stumbled on it last year and we were 
anxious to bring Daddy here to play with us. Ended up being the perfect day for it! 

we got out of the car and I told the kids "its quite warm - you won't need the sweaters." 
but after the cold winter we've had, only Kara believed me :) 

Steel Lake in Federal Way 

So I decided to forget that I'm 31 years old and forget that I'm not a kid anymore 
and played freeze tag with my kids. Before I knew it, about 8 other kids were playing with us.
 I was having such a blast, I didn't even realize how much running, jumping, ducking, squatting, 
hiding, falling :), sliding down slides I was doing, 
until I woke up the next morning and my 31 year old body was a tiny bit sore. 
Ha! A lot sore. 
I think I walked around the house saying "I'm not as young as I think I am."
But it was worth it. Totally worth hearing one of the boys tell Ethan "your babysitter is SO cool!" 
When Ethan said "that's my Mom, not my babysitter", the boy gave him a high five and said 
"My Mom never plays freeze tag - you're lucky!" 
I think that's the point where I told my already sore bones to suck it up and be a kid. 
And I'm glad I did. We're already planning our next trip.

this is only half the playground. You have to admit, it needed to have freeze tag played on it. 

hard to believe the next day {Easter} was 57 degrees, very overcast and mostly rainy. 
The day cleared up quite nicely, but not until around 4pm
As I've been saying lately... "Ahhhhh, Spring." :) 

I love her "sun is in my face, scrunchy nose" smile
She has gotten so big, all of a sudden. 
She says its because she turns 5 soon. 
Had to take her shopping for new pants, because 4T is now a size of the past. 


 Here's a better view of most of the playground!
There's more to it, but this is basically it, with a bunch of stuff in the middle.

3 {comments}:

Gina said...

Wow! What an awesome playground! And you so get kudos for playing freeze tag. :-)

Liz said...

Wow! That park looks awesome! I've lived in WA since I was seven and I've never heard of it. Looks like a very fun place to play. We'll have to check it out ;)

kristen said...

i enjoyed these - it was good to see your face, stef! been thinking about you a lot and praying for you and seeing a recent pic of you was nice. hope you are feeling better.


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