We’re sort of on a park kick lately. It’s been hotter than Hades around here lately, but if we stay cooped up in the house all day I want to kill the kids by noon. So we’re trying to go out very early (like by 8:30 or 9:00) so we can come back home by 10 or 11.
Yesterday we went to a park where my nephew had his 2nd birthday party a few weeks ago. It’s a wonderful park, one of our new favorites. They have two playground areas, one is great for the little kids and one is good for older kids. They also have a little man-made stream running through with lots of logs fallen over it, campfire-style sites where kids can sit, a little waterfall and a sandpit.
The best part about the place — in the morning it’s almost entirely shaded. Yeah!
Anyway, the girls had a great time and gave me a chance to experiment and play around with my new lens (I just got a 35mm). And I love it! I tried not to make them pose too much, but occassionally I did. Maddie wasn’t into it yesterday. “Mommy, I don’t want my picture taken.” I guess that happens when you have a mom who loves to take pictures.
See? Mad about getting her picture taken. But I love that I got to capture her pouty pants face. Usually she just turns away.
Today I’m going to
drag take them somewhere else. Maybe Antioch Park, we haven’t been there in a while. I can take pictures of the baby while the other two play, I didn’t really take many of her yesterday.
For those in the KC Metro, what are your favorite parks, to play or to take pictures/have your pictures taken?