Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Playground fun

By K.J. Cardinal

Best buds... at times.
On Sunday, Angie and I took the kids to the Haskell Field playground in Sudbury.

It's without a doubt the best playground in the area that we've come across and the kids absolutely love it.

The playground is divided into different sections for different age groups, so it has something for everyone. Leo obviously migrates towards whatever his big sister is doing, rather than the more age-appropriate things for him, so that keeps us on our toes for sure.

Anna is turning into a pretty athletic little kid. She was dominating this spider web-like climbing structure.

When we got there, she went right over to it as she knew it was right up her alley, but she was a little unsure on how to attack the thing. I tried to coach her through it, but it's just something that she was going to have to figure out on her own... and that she did.

About five minutes later, she had made her way to the top for the first time and was the proudest kid in the world. She couldn't wait to do it again... and again... and again. After her first successful voyage, she was flying up the thing without any hesitation.

So intense.

Leo is getting there too. He wants to do everything Anna does, which has disaster written all over it, but luckily crisis was averted.

I was kind of shocked that he wasn't all about this huge sandbox area that they have. It's filled with trucks, shovels, buckets, rakes, etc. Just seemed to be right in his wheelhouse to me.

But instead, he was more interested in following Anna and walking around with a small stick and banging it on things. His pronounciation isn't quite there yet on stick, so he calls it a "dick". I NEED to get footage of this.

Anyway, of course, I just follow him around and ask him "whaddaya got, Leo?"... just to see him show me the stick and say "dick". I know, I know, 12-year-old humor, but it still cracks me up every time... kinda like when you ask him to say kitty.

Hungry hungry hippo.
Overall, just a fun activity with the kids. The whole playground is covered with that soft composite rubber flooring stuff, so it's somewhat a stress free environment for parents too... it's always great when you don't have to worry about your kid cracking their skull open on the pavement. If you live in the area, definitely hit it up someday, it definitely won't disappoint.

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