Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New Playground!

We are very blessed to live in a neighborhood packed with amenities for the kids. There are 3 pools to chose from and multiple Tot Lots (or playgrounds as I call them!) From our house, we can walk to about 3 different playgrounds, the elementary school, and the pool in less than 5 minutes. It is a perfect location. I guess there was a major "Tot Lot Inspection" during the winter and, according to the HOA, many of the lots didn't pass inspection. Not sure what that meant since kids were playing on the equipment all the time. But anyway, the lots that didn't pass inspection were totally torn out. Including the benches, picnic tables, and wood around them. Total overhaul!!

Well, the timing on the "Tot Lot Redo" wasn't great at all. In fact, it was awful! Just as Spring arrived and the weather turned beautiful, the playground closest to our house was gutted. Each week we anxiously awaited the arrival of the new equipment. Word got around that the new equipment was on back order and there was no estimate of when it would arrive. Great timing Little Rocky Run HOA!!!

About two weeks ago, we noticed some activity at our favorite playing spot. The calf dozer was out leveling the ground and making things new and pretty! Every day we checked on the status of the playground. And day after day the fancy orange construction fence was still there. But finally, after many long months of wishing and wanting, the new and improved Tot Lot was opened today. Truthfully, it has been so hot and humid here lately, the playground is the last place I wanted to go. But after dinner tonight we took a walk to check out the new digs. It did not disappoint. It was still about 90-something degrees, and the sun was beating down on us, but we did it!! I see many long hours spent there in our future!!

Heading to the park. Wishful thinking bud with the rain boots!

Just a tad bit sunny!

Heading across the makeshift bridge

So excited to play again!

If there is a wall, he will climb it!!



Jackson's latest obsession-Firemen!!
Thanks to our friend Jake for this cool fire suit!

Putting out the "Daddy Fire"
Any excuse to use that axe!
Maybe this new obsession isn't such a good one....