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Perfect Day at the Park

We took Gabby to a park I discovered earlier in the week.  Gabby LOVES the park because it has toddler appropriate slides and swings. It's a beautiful place less than a mile from our house so we can walk and enjoy the scenery of the Greenbelt as we walk there.

First Gabby wanted to swing. So of course we pushed her on the swing for a very long time before she lost interest.  Then she pushed Mommy, Daddy and Meow.  Later she tried swinging on her stomach which wasn't successful, but I think Michael enjoyed watching me model on the miniature swings of to swing on your stomach.  He even took pictures of me making a fool of myself (which I am not posting).  Once we finished sliding and swinging there was still plenty of fun left to be had for a one and a half year old.  You see, there were beautiful leaves of various shades of reds and browns literally falling from the trees as we played.  Gabby was highly concerned about the falling leaves and insisted that Daddy return them to their rightful home.  However, this game quickly because monotonous for Daddy so Mommy showed Gabby how to throw leaves over her head and watch them fall.  Gabby thought that this was the funnest game ever, until Mommy hid Meow in a pile of leaves (to distract Gabby from the pain of being hit by a swing she was pushing).  That was the funniest thing that had ever happened in the history of Gabby.  She squealed with glee and we hid Meow over and over again.

Everything about this park was fun to Gabby, even the bridge you have to cross to get to it.  She walked back and forth across it and enjoyed laying her head on the wooden bars.  I think it was truly a perfect family day at the park. I wish I could replicate it every day.


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