Yesterday afternoon, Blonde Niece and I took Little Biker Boy and Ponytail to Pretty Colour Lakes, the state park near my house. Little Biker Boy had never seen the lakes before, and he was excited about going there. Even though the park is only a few miles away, the kids managed to ask, “Are we there yet?” about fifteen times before we pulled into the parking lot.
We went to the playground, where the kids climbed, jumped, and slid on the equipment. We walked around the lake on a mulch-covered trail and climbed on cedar trunks that leaned out across the water. At the beach, the kids couldn’t resist running and splashing in the water, even though it was icy cold. By the time we got back in the car, Blonde Niece and I were exhausted, although the kids still seemed full of energy. We stopped for chocolate ice cones at the place near Blonde Niece’s home. On the way home, Little Biker Boy said to me, “This has been a good day.”