An afternoon at the park

It's been a week now since we moved and we are still waiting for
the kids to get a new school. What a nightmare, never thought it would be such a
long process for them to change schools.
To keep them entertained we took them to the country park for an afternoon.
First stop was the playground of course.
They did a bit of climbing, a bit of swinging and some sliding.
Needless to say they absolutely love it there.

When they were all played out we went for a walk around the lake.
The lake is just beautiful and alongside it runs a small river with
lots of bridges and waterfalls.
 My kids can't get over a bridge without playing pooh sticks.
 You ever played this?
You each drop a stick one side of the bridge and whoevers stick
is first on the other side is the winner.
Great game.

First task was to find a suitable stick of course.

Notice how Emily's stick resembles a log next to mine and Dylan's stick!
I'm guessing she was hoping to win.

No such luck for Emily though, Dylan was the clear winner this time.
We were hoping to see some ducklings but I'm guessing the were all
hiding with their mommy ducks.
All the daddy ducks were showing off and begging for bread.
Do ducks beg, is there even such a thing?

When we came to a throne cut out of a log the kids thought
they were in Narnia. Surely this was made for their kings and queens.

Such royalty!

Further along the way was another little stream where Emily
wanted to look for some precious rocks.
She just loves collecting them, every time we go for a walk she collects
about a pocket full of them.

Rocks found, mission accomplished.
By then it had started to rain which made the forest smell so nice.
I love nature scents like that.
So off home we went.
We had a brilliant afternoon.

Go and have yourself a brilliant afternoon as well
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Casey said...

Looks like a lot of fun was had. I hope that you are able to get the school situation worked out soon. I am your newest follower following from Follow Me Wednesday

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New follower from the blog hop please come follow me back :)

No(dot dot)el said...

What a beautiful day it looks like you have. Thanks for the new game idea I will have to try that with my kids. We live near alot of bridges so that will be fun.
Found you through the Wednesday blog hop. Happy to be your newest member here.

Amy said...

Looks like a perfect afternoon! You and your kids are too cute :) Glad you're getting settled in your new place, I missed you in Blogland!

Ugochi said...

You are sure having a good day.
Now following you from Follow me Wednesday.