It hit 90 degrees today. I really can’t complain, as it’s only the second day this summer to go above 90. It does present a certain conundrum around here, though. It’s definitely the kind of day where you want to be in the water, but I just can’t summon the fortitude to take both kids to the Y myself. It’s just teeming with kids, which makes Eli miserable, which in turn makes me irritable. And those two things combined do not bode well for Elena. So this summer has been the summer of the splash park for us. It’s a concept I wasn’t familiar with in Nashville, but they’re all over the place here. They’re basically parks with water play in the form of various sprinklers. Both kids love it, and I’m able to keep my eye on both of them at the same time.
Today we met some friends at our favorite park, West Park in West Carmel. It has the splash pad, of course, but it also has a really great playground and a big pond and prairie area with a walking trail around it. Eli was all about crawling in the water, mostly to look for any stray mulch or rocks to snack on. How can I cut this boy’s hair with all of those curls??
We took a stroll around the pond and we were treated to a visit from this little family:
I wish I had a good picture of Elena to post from today, but the girl doesn’t stand still long enough these days. By the time we left everyone was pooped but happy, which made for a nice quiet ride home .
By the way, the county that we live in was named the #1 place to raise a family in Forbes magazine. Must be all the splash parks.