Wednesday, October 20, 2010

It was a gorgeous fall day, so we decided to take an afternoon off from school and walk to the park. We don't have very many pretty days left before winter comes.

Avril wanted to be where Norah was and do everything she was doing.

Some of the stuff, she could do well enough.


Other stuff, was too hard for her.



And, sometimes, by the time Avril was ready to try something,
Norah had moved on to something else.

But, Norah enjoyed helping her little sister down the slides.


They did it over and over and over again.

Norah also helped Avril get up on the park's newest toys.


The girls really enjoyed this new teeter tooter thingy.

I set up some cones in one of the soccer fields and Norah practiced kicking her soccer ball.

Avril kept moving the cones.

We gave her a "soccer ball ice cream cone." She enjoyed making us laugh by pretending to eat it.

As we were getting ready to go home, Norah found this praying mantis on the picnic table. I used an empty coffee cup with a lid to catch her and bring her home.

We spent the rest of the day reading about praying mantises, purchasing crickets from the pet store to feed her and setting up a comfortable habitat for her. I'll share more photos in a day or two.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://www.doverpost.com/opinions/x1470915122/Protected-praying-mantises-fact-or-fiction

This article might interest you. The praying mantis is the state insect of Connecticut. Who knew?

Your children are adorable. The praying mantis is cute, too. LOL.

Swimtaxi said...

It has been a long time since we have had a park day.

Our children are older, but I might surprise them with a park day next week and I know they will still love it.