Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Weekend Outside

Last weekend of friend, Justin, came to visit us with his son, our godson, Levi. Levi is 1 year and a few days older then the girls. We don't get the chance to see them often, but it is always so much fun watching the kids play together when we do.
They arrived at our house Friday afternoon. After dinner we played outside and all the kids had a blast. Lillian fought going to sleep that night, she was up crying, "play with my Levi." Finally after multiple trips in to remind her that he will be there in the morning and they will play then, she fell asleep. 
Saturday we loaded up and headed out to McCoy Spray Park in Independence. It is part of the Independence Parks and Rec and is a regular park with a playground, picnic table and lots of green space, but it also has a spray park. Claire was so excited and ran right into the water and never stopped. She had no fear when it came to the bigger kids running around or buckets of water that would dump on her head. Lillian, on the other hand, wanted nothing to do with the water. Instead she found a little island with plants and flowers, she ran around the entire time.  

We took a break from the running and playing to have a small picnic lunch. Of course, it was difficult to get any food in these three when all the wanted to do was play. After lunch, they ran for another 30 minutes or so and then we headed home for naps.
After naps, we cooked up some take and bake pizzas and had a pizza party. We then loaded up and headed to Legacy Park by our house to let the kiddos run and wear themselves out some more. They again, seemed to have so much fun running, sliding, climbing and being wild.

We had a great weekend. Thank you Justin and Levi for coming to spend some time with us. Lillian and Claire keep asking all the time to go "play with my Levi" or " play at Levi's house." Guess we need to plan a trip to visit. 


  1. It sounds like a fabulous weekend! I love how they each have their little personalities with the water.