Saturday, May 31, 2008

Six hours at the park


Note:  that is NOT my back...
Mine doesn't look that bad, but it feels that bad, actually - it's the back of my knees which are currently unbent and sticking out to the side of the computer armoire so that they won't be pained!  Why is it that I cannot remember that the first time I spend an extended day at the park that SPF 50 is not too much.  The kids all had it on and only Porter looks reddish.  I broke down and put some on after the first hour and a half... alas, that was too late! 

Sunburn aside, it was fun - we had friends coming and going from the park the entire day - the water features were all on and there was a cooler full of good food (and junk food) to keep the kids happy.  Speaking of junk food - I picked up some interesting flavors of pringles - Cheeseburger, Mac 'n Cheese, and Pizza...  I was only willing to take a portion of a chip per flavor - and though one of Trevor's friends claimed to be able to taste the pickle in the cheeseburger I just tasted the cheese and mustard.  Mac 'n Cheese was just a cheddar chip and Pizza... well, I had one a few years ago and it didn't bear revisiting... I happily munched my fat free original flavored pringles and read my book (thus the back of the knee problem!)

All in all the kids happily entertained themselves for hours with just the water features, a few butterfly nets, and food - we're going to do this more often... for about half that time and double the sunscreen!

5 comments:

LC said...

sounds fun--except for that nasty sunburn which I am so glad that photo is not of you...OUCH!

I got some of those cheeseburger pringles for mother's day. The girls gave me things that they hoped I would open and share. I was more than happy to share them. Was it a hint of pickle I tasted?

Sher said...

Kayli loves those pizza pringles. Mostly we just get plain because Dan can eat them.

Megz said...

six hours?? You really were trying to kill time weren't you? Leon took the kids to the park today and thought they were there for so long, but his watch was an hour off and he came home an hour early to get them ready for bed. Too bad the kids can read the clocks for themselves to know it wasn't really bedtime.

T said...

was Leon relying on his Faux-lex for the time again?

cold cocoa said...

Sounds like a fun summer activity! I am not ready for the busy summer addition of constant sunscreen applying!