Friday, June 29, 2007
Getting out of the Cabin: Discovering a New Park
When we're in Fresno, Ericlee can always tell when I have cabin fever - I've been in the house too long and I need a break, a change of scenery, a diversion. This week I've been working on my first paper for class. I had to do a 5-page analysis of a folk tale. I chose a Haitian folk tale and what the tale teaches about Haitian values. The topic was interesting to me but it meant a lot of long hours on the computer.
Thursday we decided to go on an excursion. We found a new park about a mile from our house. Actually, it's a huge park with baseball fields, tennis courts, a hill with picnic tables and grills, and, of course, a play area for kids. They even show movies in the park once a month for the community.
Meilani loved the new play area that had a tunnel slide, a little draw bridge and another curly-Q slide. Meilani met some new friends, Nathan and Carrie, and had fun chasing Daddy through the tunnels. Meanwhile, I read from my ever-exciting book on Children's Literature from the 16th Century (Gag!) Most of my summer reading is really interesting, but this one is not my favorite. We're recommending some of our favorite books. Check out our list at the right and leave us a comment about some of your faves.