Saturday, April 2, 2011

Super Fun Day

This is the first weekend Nick has been home in a LONG time!  We took the kids up to DC to Clemyjontri Park! It's a huge park for kids of all ages!

Nick saw it while flying one day and has wanted to bring the kids up there ever since!
When we pulled up and the kids saw how "ginormous" it was.... you can just imagine the squeals!
 Tyler took off and just went wherever he could... through tunnels, raced down the rainbow colored raceway...
 Slid down the slides...
 It was a little chilly today, but it didn't stop all these families from bringing out their kids to have a little fun! This is just one section of the playground...
 Trevor showed me how awesome he was at monkey bars...

 And Addison jumped across the bridges...
 McKenzie helped Tyler hop across this bridge, and met Trevor in the middle.
 Trevor and Addison played follow the leader around several of these balance bars...
 Then they took a break and teeter tottered a while...

 We had all 4 kiddos hop on the 4-way teeter totter.... Tyler thought it was a blast! But he would forget to hang on and so Dad had to standby...

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 These crazy monkey bar contraptions spun... so it added another level of difficulty, which Trevor mastered with ease.
 Then out of nowhere... it started to rain, and then it started to SLEET! BRRRRRR!!!! The temperature dropped 10-15 degrees in a matter of minutes.  We ran under one of the shelters while Daddy ran to get us some carousel tokens!
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 So while the rain passed, we spun around the carousel. Sorry, no pictures, I was too busy hanging on to Tyler as he went UP and DOWN... saying weeeEEEEEEeeeeeeee as he went UP... and then DOWN... each time. I'm sure the teenage boy got annoyed with us, but we had fun!

After the ride, we decided to head to the car because the playground was a wet mess and would no longer be fun to play on.  Plus, it was suddenly very cold!


We headed over to the Pentagon City Mall... which was 4 levels of stores, and it reminded me of the Ala Moana Mall back in Hawaii!  HUGE!

McKenzie and I went and did some retail therapy, and Nick took the 3 little ones to window shop... and ride the mini carousel..... 4times.
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And he bought them all lollipops at the candy store... of course it's fun when you are shopping with Daddy!!!! They were angels for HIM!
We were all exhausted on the way home... Mommy even got to take a little nap when we got home!

3 comments:

The Gates Family said...

How awesome is that park!? I've never heard of it but it sounds and looks wonderful. Love the videos!

Lesley and Zachary said...

That playground looks amazing! Dan would go crazy and never want to leave. Now we just have another reason to come visit you guys.....Zach does have to make a trip up there to get his fancy matador uniform, so maybe we'll all come!

Alaina said...

Now THAT is a super playground!