Sunday, September 4, 2011

MOPS (end of summer) Play Date!

Near the end of August (the day after we got home from a long weekend of camping), we met up with our MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group for a play date at Discovery Park...about 30 minutes south of us. I have been a part of this MOPS group since Mikayla was 6 months old and I was excited to be back for yet another year and to spend more time with these wonderful ladies and their kids! To kick off the new MOPS season, we headed to a fun park that I actually hadn't taken the kids to yet. I figured they would have a blast, so I put aside the running list in my head of "things to do" and we headed that way for some fun in the...sun? Not so much the sun! It actually turned out to be a cloudy, overcast morning (the day before was HOT!!) That's Oregon for you, but it didn't stop us, so I dressed the kiddos in bathing suits anyway to prepare for the chance of being able to play in the water.

They have this really cool sand hill that the kids loved running up and down on. It was the first thing that attracted a magnet! (I am not a fan of sand. However, they are!!) It took them forever to actually first get the hang of getting up the hill...

{almost there}
{and they both came tumbling down}
...but after they figured it out, it was a beautiful view!

Another fun attraction to this park was the water feature with fun fountains coming out of the ground. Even though it was a bit cool and cloudy, the kids still had to try it out. Austin loved it!

Mikayla enjoyed it for the first couple of times running through the water...

...but it didn't take long for her to get all bundled up and sit on the sidelines with her BFF Ellie.

And, in case you didn't know:
When you mix a wet body with's a mess!

I'm a little biased, but how cute are these two?!

And, there really were other kids (and moms) having fun with us!!
Another priceless memory with friends!

When I'm taking pictures, I kind of feel like the paparazzi,
but I'm always so glad to have them after it's all over!


Sarah said...

Cute pictures! Love the one of Mikayla running in the water. :-)

vicki said...

Great pictures! Looks like they had lots of fun!

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