Last Sunday, for Mother’s Day, we were off to my brother in law’s for a big family lunch. It was his birthday the Wednesday before, and my Mother in Law’s birthday the week after so it was kind of a big joint celebration. We were at a bit of a loose end that morning though and Monkey was raring to go as always, so we want for a little family stroll and ended up at a local play area. It’s quite funny really as both hubby and I grew up in this area and this park is attached to the primary school we both went to. And some parts of it are exactly as it was 20 odd years ago! Some things have gone, but others are exactly the same, so it brings back a lot of memories.
Anyway, totally sidetracked there, the point of this post is basically to show you how much fun Monkey had monkeying around with his daddy at the playpark! Just lovely to see the pair of them having so much fun together!
I was obviously there and having fun too but with my current pelvis issues I cannot be running, climbing and messing around quite as much as I would like to be. Which makes it all the more important for Monkey to get this time with daddy!
Monkey found a gap in the fence and took daddy for an adventure in the woods next to the park..
Than it was back for more smiles & fun in the park, crawling through tunnels…
… and walking on his daddy’s feet!
Then Daddy was very impressed to see Monkey sitting on a big boy swing! He is very good at balancing himself and holding on, and he loves it!
All in all it was just a lovely, impromptu morning of fun in the park 🙂
I love how Monkey is smiling and you parents are laughing with him! So priceless =) #countrykids
Thanks, we did have a lot of fun together! xx
Gosh you all had such fun on that pirate ship when it was built 25 years ago. He is a lucky little lad.
haha we did didn’t we mama! Thank you 🙂 xx
Love the shot of his feet poking out of the tunnel! My kids are always so excited to go to a playground. Simple and free!
haha thanks, i couldn’t resist that one! Playgrounds really are fab aren’t they!! xx
How lovely to return to a park with childhood memories for you both and to see Monkey enjoying it too. It looks like you had a great morning of fun and adventure and took some happy family photos too. Thanks for linking up and sharing your fun with Country Kids.
We really did have a great morning, filled with lots of family fun, my favourite kind of mornings! xx
Ah lovely pics Caroline! Sometimes its the impromptu trips that are the most fun. You mentioning your pelvis just reminded me of when I was pregnant with EJ and I went on one of those miniature trains that you straddle – I was in agony afterwards! Very bad idea although I didn’t suffer from SPD but I can only imagine. X #CountryKids
Thank you, I think you’re right, it’s often the planned days that go wrong and impromptu ones that work out the best! Ooh ouch I can well imagine that pain and it’s one of the things that worries me about this pregnancy, pushing myself too far and then being in agony afterwards! xx
It looks like great minds as we went to the park too! although your park looks so much better!
haha thanks, hope you enjoyed your trip to the park too! xx
Love all the smiley faces! Toddlers just love going to the park, don’t they?!
Thank you, oh yes, he gets sooo excited!! 🙂 xx
From the smile on his face he looks like he had a wonderful time. It’s the simple things like this that make being a parent so wonderful. Popping over from #countrykids
You are absolutely right and he really did have a wonderful time, which means we did too! xx
You can’t beat a good afternoon at the park! xx
I love it when you go back to places you knew as a child and they’re the same; so often time or memories have changed it – and it looks like he was having a blast!
It’s great isn’t it, and also really reminds you that you’re not a kid anymore!! He did have a lot of fun though xx
Aw looks like a lovely park and a lovely day of adventure. How nice it’s attached to your old primary school, that must being back some memories. Now I am a mum I am really sentimental about things like that. X
thank you it was a lot of fun, and it’s just a bit weird to think about really – though our old school has been extended so many times it doesn’t look like the school I went to! but the climbing frames are the same as when I fell off them as a kid! 🙂
That looks like a lovely park. I think it’s such a big milestone when they can go on the “big boy” swings x
It is isn’t it? He’s balancing on it so well we are dead impressed! xx
Such lovely smiles and giggles! Looks like you all had a lovely time
Thanks it was fab, and love all the smiles and giggles! xx
Love all the park adventure pictures. Looks like so much fun was had by all. These are lovely memories to cherish even if ordinary they will be the ones in your lil ones mind. I loved going to the play ground with my family growing up. Will never forget it. #ordinarymoments
Thank you it was lovely and it is lovely to capture these simple tomes, as like you say they are the ones to cherish! xx
Looks like you’re having a fab time. My little monkey loves the park too, the only problem is trying to persuade him to leave when it’s home time! x
Thank you haha I bet, very familiar problem, I sometimes have to coax monkey home with the promise of food or messy play!xx
Aww, such cute pictures Caroline! He’s having so much fun! Isn’t it amazing how the best days are often spent at really low-key places? If it’s dry, kids are as happy outside as anywhere else, aren’t they?! Loved this xx #thethemegame
Thank you you’re absolutely right, they really don’t need much to have fun, just a dry day, a park and someone to play with! xx
Monkey looks like he’s having so much fun. This looks like such a nice play park. Hope you are feeling well. x Mel #TheThemeGame
Thank you, he did love it and I am not too bad thank you 🙂 xx
I do love this post. Full of fun and it’s all free! Thanks for sharing with #TheThemeGame x
exactly free fun is definitely the best kind! xx
You have some lovely shots of your two ‘boys’ enjoying being outside and in the park. Children can find endless possibilities and opportunities to enjoy themselves in thee park, and when we open our minds too thee park is a magical place. Looks like they had loads of fun x
Thanks there are some great shots aren’t there, and you’re right, it’s easy to get bored by it but so much more fun to let go and enjoy it as much as the kiddies! xx