Monday, July 14, 2008

Happy 4th Birthday Sweetie

Yesterday my sweet little girl turned 4!

We got up and went to church in the morning and were planning to come home to just have a relaxed day. Instead we decided to stay in Seattle after church and check out a local park. We'd heard that this one had a wading pool. So we parked and started walking in. We passed a sign that said pool so we followed it. We walked down this path, walked, walked more (1 mile maybe?) and came to a pool. A full size public swimming pool. Not a wading pool. Now we got to walk some more, yippee ;) The park kinda makes a big giant loop and we came down on the slow sloping side. Going back meant walking ALL the way back or almost straight up a zip-zagging path with stairs.

We were pushing a stroller.

Five of the kids were able to walk up. I had the baby in the sling and carried the 1 year old on my shoulders while my Dh got to carry the stroller and all it's contents on his back. It was pleasant :P
But, we made it and eventually found the wading pool. Being exhausted from walking just made it all the more fun to find water.

Next time we know which way to go and where to park that's much closer!

All in all the day according to my oldest daughter, "was a success!"

Happy Birthday Jessica, We sure do love you!

And if you are really bored you can see where we walked here

We basically walked from the lower parking lot at the bottom all around the outside to the wading pool at the top and back. Fun stuff let me tell ya! :)


Leanne said...

Happy birthday, Jessica!

We missed you guys yesterday at Dave's party....

Maybe someday we'll get to see you guys again!


Emily said...

Sometimes our spontaneous trips are the best....sometimes, they're just like that...lots of extra walking and such...

She's a cute one!

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

She sure is a cutie!

Happy birthday, Jessica!

I was talking to a friend of mine at church yesterday and I said that there is never any workout like the one you get in the first 2-3 years of a child's life!

Monica said...

That is a workout! That is what fun birthdays are made of, I'd say.