Friday was a half day and Jesse and Jackson are out of school on Monday and Tuesday. Having a 4-day weekend is cause for relaxation and plenty of family bonding. I suggested we go to Hornet's Nest Park after lunch so we could take advantage of the warm(ish) sunshine and play on the obstacle course.
Here's the overview and layout of the obstacle course at this particular park.
The kids attempted each obstacle with varying success. They had fun the entire time and no one got hurt, so I considered it a great time!
I take the kids to various parks as often as possible, but it's always special for the kids to be able to play with their daddy. Jesse is a very hands-on father and plays with the kids daily, though he rarely gets to join us on our outings. I love watching Jesse and the kids interactions. This was my favorite photo of the day.
And since Jesse was there, I made him take a picture of me as proof that I also joined in on the fun. I will be the first to admit that I did not complete every obstacle on the course, but I did take a brutal step class this morning so I've exceeded my workout quota of the day.
After multiple races down the marked football field (not pictured), we walked over to the traditional playground. Most of the slides were wet, though that didn't stop anyone from climbing and running around.
I'm always intrigued at how kids interact with nature. Each of the kids used small branches of pine needles as a broom to clean the park. Maddie took her sweeping very seriously.
We concluded our afternoon at the park with a walk by the lake. Of course, we had to stop and check on the geese.
I absolutely love any time we're able be active outside together as a family!