I recently discovered a wooden park just two minutes from our house and very close to our new daycare. And even though I think it could use another slide or two and some other updates... it was still a giant maze for my kids to run through. That's all they really need... a place to run and climb. I did decide that we won't go back without Daddy though. It was hard for me to keep up with Brandon. He still needs somebody to be at the top of a slide and at the bottom of a slide when he comes down -- and well -- although I like to think of myself as a "super" mom most of the time... I still haven't found a way to be in two places at once.
At this point, we almost decided to just go home and try again on a much much warmer day. But then I had the idea to try the lazy river. We put each child in a tube, and myself, my mom and Deanne walked beside the tubes as the kids floated the lazy river. And they LOVED it! We must have floated around that thing over and over again for half an hour. When it was time to get out of the river, everybody got back into the pool and had some fun. But watching the kids shiver made this a much shorter trip to the pool than I was hoping for. It was a fun experience -- but one we won't repeat until we get another HOT day!