Thursday, September 20, 2007

Picnic at the Park with the Schultzes

Wednesday afternoon we escaped to the park for some play time with our friends, the Schultzes. (left to right) Meilani, Addison, Tessa and Kamryn wanted to ride the bear at Oso de Oro park. We tried for a group photo but then there's that special challenge of getting everyone to look at the camera at the same time.
Here's Tessa chillin' with the mommies on the picnic blanket. She was a big fan of the chunks of cantaloupe we brought to share with the group. Of course, the three other girls were already racing away from the mommies by this point.
Meilani, the bird lover that she is, was not at all interested in our relaxing picnic lunch. She was off and running toward the geese and ducks in the pond. We did bring some crusty bread to share with the *very large* geese and more tame ducks. The birds towered over Meilani and Tessa so we decided to take the less-intimidating spot, feeding the birds from behind the gate with Kamryn leading the brigade.
Meilani tried out the many varieties of swings at Oso de Oro. Mama's favorite were the lounging seat swings. If only I had a book...but then I was off and chasing Meilani who was already at the top of the twisty slide. Oh, wait, she was climbing up the twisty slide like a little monkey, not going down it like the big kids. This girl has no fear - that's for sure!


Schultz Family said...

We did have such a good time...A first of many Wednesday outings!

The Growing VM Family said...

Hey Guys,

Glad you had a fun time at the park. Thanks for the granola recipe. Ella really did love that stuff! Meilani, I see you have added a very important new word to your list..."pizza." :)

Love, Jen

PS Here are my week's dinners: Strawberry Salsa Chicken, Tortilla Soup and Chicken Caccitori (we had Quiche on Friday.)