I was in a total funk and knew I could not be a total crappy mom just because my hip hurt. So, I did two things. One, I decided to make a doctor's appointment and I go next Tuesday. I will not run until at least Sunday. I must be pain free. This hip must get fixed!
Two, I decided we...that being Samuel, Elena, and I...needed to play outside today. It was too nice to stay inside pouting about my hip. So, I loaded their bikes in the van and off we went.
There is a very fun park with old school equipment that the kids love. It has new stuff too, but it is funny to me that all the "dangerous" stuff that I played on as a child is what they love as well. There are the three uneven bars, the spinner/merry go round thing, a crazy spider climbing thing, and the parallel bars. It is total fun. And, there is a mile long winding path where the kids can safely ride their bikes.
For 90 minutes we played, ate, rode bikes, and played some more. It was a great way to spend the morning! The spinner thing was definitely a favorite. It made me dizzy and nervous to watch them, but they had no fear!
Elena cannot ride her bike very well. She can reach the pedals and she pedals for a few seconds. That makes for a long bike ride so I basically pushed her in that standing from behind position that ruins a back. It was worth it because she was having so much fun! Samuel loved being the leader for a change!
|The spinny thing!|
|She was happy despite the look on her face!|
|Can we please go in?|
|This girl loves to swing and to go high!|
|Samuel mastered running in circles and jumping on when it was spinning fast enough!|
|Elena could not jump on, but she sure could get it spinning.|
|Let's go eat lunch!|