Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Farewell to Emily; Hello to New Playground

We dropped off Emily at Manchester Airport yesterday. We were sad to see her go and will miss her. Thanks so much for all your help and the fun times we had, Emily!

In order not to have a long drive back home, we found a playground near the airport. It's called Stamford Park in the town of Altrincham. We had a little trouble getting there but when we found it, we were delighted.

Jacob's favorite part was the various climbers that were just challenging enough to require a little help from me. Lucy naturally picked the furthest swing from the climbers so I went back and forth between them.

A boy's dream come true

Lucy gets into the picture

The other highly popular item was the slide. This slide was no ordinary piece of playground equipment. It went into the ground and through a wall!

A favorite for all the kids there

A tot playground was also nearby but Jacob never made it that far. Maybe next time!

It did have the furthest swings, so Lucy made it

The drive back was beastly hot, in the mid-70s Fahrenheit! We're not used to such hardships in the mid-morning. especially in an un-air-conditioned car. Every time I'd roll down the windows Jacob and Lucy would try to talk to me from the back seat and I couldn't hear them. So the windows kept going down and up. We made it home okay and had a tasty lunch before settling in for naps.

Before napping, Jacob made me promise that we'd go back to that playground again. So there may be a future post about it!

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