Sunday, April 28, 2013

A Day of Playground Fun...Super Fun Aunt/Nephew Day!

I had a super fun day of fun planned at Reid's Orchard in Owensboro, Kentucky on Saturday with Gavin, however the rain decided to put a damper on my fun.  Of course as soon as I paid the $5 to get into the play area, that's when the rain started.  It was just a sprinkle at first, but quickly turned into a bit more.  So with camera under my jacket, I quickly searched out some shelter for me us.  Gavin didn't mind the rain; Aunt Stacey not so much. 
As you can see in the picture below, Gavin was out playing in the rain and Aunt Stace was hunkered down in the corn crib.  I called for him a few times to come in from the rain, but he wasn't budging...

...then I told him there was a big sandbox play thing in here and he came a running!

We spent the next hour or so playing in here. He loved it.  He said he liked playing in it by himself much better than when all those wild kids were in there.  (There was an 8 year old boy having a birthday party and those kids were rambunctious! Gavin reminded them a few times that the signs said not to throw the corn and not to jump into the corn!) 
 I'm glad little man knows how to follow the rules ;)

There was a little break in the heavier rain and we went out and played on the black rolling circles for a few minutes, but then it was back into the corn crib playing area. I tried everything I could to get Gavin to get in them so I could push him, but he wasn't having it.  Aunt Stace even got in one to show him to do it, but all he wanted to do was push me in it.
There was all kinds of stuff there to do, but with that darn pesky rain, we didn't get to do much, and I didn't think about grabbing my umbrella out of the car :(  They had a small petting zoo, a zip line for kids, horse and pony rides, making a flower pot for Mother's Day, and then all of their regular stuff to play on.  We'll definitely have to go back on a day that's guaranteed no rain!

We finally made a run through the rain and went inside to get some apple slushes, suckers, and Aunt Stace bought herself a new flag for my flower garden. 

Gavin said that's not an accident in his pants, that's from the rain.  I think I just got fibbed to!
After we left Reid's Orchard, we headed to McDonald's for lunch.  I couldn't figure out why that kid was so adamant about eating lunch at McDonald's until we pulled into the parking lot and saw the playground.  He said "I knew they had that there!"  What a ham bone!

In between bites of his lunch, he would run back and play on the playground.

And while he was playing, Aunt Stace was using the happy meal toy to try and learn her camera in manual mode. 

I noticed when we left McDonald's that it had stopped raining.  I thought about going back to Reid's Orchard, but knew that the play land activities weren't going to be going on much longer, so we decided to go to the park under the blue bridge.  Excellent choice!  There was only a handful of kids there.  We had the run of the park.  The only bad thing was that most of the slides had puddles at the end.  We found a few that had been cleaned off my some other kids butt.  LOL!  We went down slides, we played on the swings, we looked for me in the airplanes with the binoculars, we watched sailboats go by, we climbed rock walls and found fossils, and we sang the Sasha Poo song into those echo toys on the playground.  We had a great time playing and Aunt Stace even got in the big kid swing so Gavin could push me.  No pictures tho!


Below is a video of Gavin singing a little song he was taught.  It goes "Sasha Poo, Sasha Poo, Shasha has poopie inbetween her toes".  I love how he says 'inbetween' and 'toes'.  I love that little ham bone!


Perri said...

That looks like a great place to take the grandkids - I've never heard of it.

Stacey Jessee Glenn said...

Reid's Orchard or the playground off the blue bridge? Both are lots of fun! If you need directions to either, just let me know.