They find joy in the simple things.
They feel joy in simple activities.
My children are often the happiest when I take them to playgrounds.
They love to run free, meet new friends and explore the equipment.
On the weekend I took the kids to a new playground.
They loved it!
They ran around playing and I got to sit in the sun and relax.
It was a total win...win situation.
Liberty found joy simply playing with the rocks or little stones.
She quite happily put rocks on the seat, brushed them off, put more rocks on and brushed them off again. This kept her occupied for quite some time.
After playing with the rocks on the seat she just plonked herself down on the ground and proceeded to make rock angels...not snow angels...rock angels!
As you can see it was serious work!
What an angel!
The older kids had a great time playing on this spinning wheel.
They loved walking around and around, trying to go faster and faster with each turn.
Of course the usual happened at the playground.
When my kids start playing on a certain piece of equipment we end up with a group like this:
They loved meeting new friends and having a wild time together!
Nathan was the spinner and all the other kids did their best to hang on.
My kids had a great time playing on these slides.
They don't look like much but they sure loved it!
The boys did not slide down...they wrestled each other down and had a blast!
I loved just sitting and listening to all the giggling that was taking place.
This playground was at Springfield Lakes.
I also took the kids to a favourite playground at Kuraby.
It is a muscial playground and the kids love the instruments and music.
The tappers the boys are standing on (which you are supposed to use with your hands) are in the shape of feet so they think they have to put feet on it. We have been going to this playground for years and no amount of explanation will change the boys mind about the feet!
Making as much noise as she wants and loving it!
Loving the flying fox.
Trying to sell ice-cream on a very windy day!
I of course had to buy one...
A simple visit to the playground was a gift of happiness to us all.
I enjoyed the giggles, fresh air and sunshine.
I also loved watching my kids interact with each other and new friends.