Thursday, March 24, 2011

First picnic of the year

Today we got up, did a few things around the house while Paisley took a nap, packed a picnic and headed out to the playground. We had an absolute blast. Seriously, it was one of the best times that I've had in awhile. We met my sister and her two little boys there and we also saw a couple moms that go to our church there.

In the past, Judah has been on the cautious side and he hasn't wanted to go down the slide. Just yesterday, I was telling my mom that one day he's going to feel comfortable enough and he's going to start going down. Today he saw some of the older kids going down and he decided that he was ready. I wasn't pushing it and he decided all on his own to go down. He went down again and again and he just loved it. I was so proud of him!!!

To me, this was more than just about the slide. This is a lesson about how things work with kids. They do things when they are ready. We can encourage them and be there for them but, it doesn't do any good to pressure something on them. I knew Judah would find out that slides are fun, he just had to do it with his own timing and without any pressure.

Judah and Noah also went on the tire swing for the first time and they la, la, la, loved it.

After we played, we had our picnic. I made lunch for Judah and Noah and Sally brought lunch for herself and I. It was fun to have a surprise picnic that she had packed and I had fun packing a surprise picnic for the boys. If you're going to have a picnic with a friend, I totally recommend bringing food for each other, it makes it way more fun.

Judah and Noah had peanut butter and homemade jam sandwiches, apple sauce, kiwi's and cheese pieces.

I'm hoping to do a lot of picnics this summer. It's good for my kids and it's also good for me.

1 comment:

  1. Loving the park pictures. I drove by this morning, on the way to a friends house and wondered if you guys would be there. It looked wonderfully busy. Glad you had fun.


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