Picnic at Dean Park

We finally had some nice weather! Saturday was a beautiful day and we couldn't resist leaving our chores and projects and taking the afternoon to play. We packed up a picnic and went to Dean Park in Shrewsbury.

The kids had a blast playing in the wagon, walking on the trail around the pond, watching the turtles sun bathing on the rocks, skipping rocks, and playing at the playground. The afternoon went by way to quickly and we had a great day!

The trees are still bare and ugly but we finally saw signs of winter being over!

The kids were so happy to be free!

Amazingly enough Trevor did not end up in the water!

Abigail loves going outside with her hat and glasses

Trevor loved finding rocks to climb on

Can you tell that Abigail loves getting her picture taken? She is always climbing in pictures!

It was so exciting to see the turtles and each of the kids got to take turns using the binoculars to take a closer look at the turtles.

Even Abigail begged for a turn although she had no idea how to make them work. It made for a cute picture with her daddy.

After our adventures around the pond we headed over to the playground. The four older kids didn't keep in one place long enough for pictures but Abigail and Emersynne had a great time on the swings. This was Emersynne first time swinging. From all the smiles she gave us I would say that she liked it!


Nadia said...

So much fun! Such a beautiful place too! I have a question... what do turtles do in the winter time when everything freezes up? Do they hybernate?

Cami said...

I just caught up on all your blogs. SO:

Great pics, fun times, fun visit, cute bed, awesome cake, and fun bumbo!

Jenn said...

What a fun day! Feels good to get some fresh air into those lungs and to get the winter wiggles out!

Jen Krey said...

Emersynne is one cute baby! I always love the hats the kids wear. And, the sunglasses are great. I wish my boys would keep theirs on (although they are getting better at it)!

Laurie said...

Your kids are so big now! I can'e belive it! We miss you guys. Glad you had a great time. It is so nice to get outside. Just getting out into our yard is like opening the whole world to our kids.