A Day at the Park

October has been kinda crazy.  My husband has been on 11 planes this month and still has two more to go, which is to say I haven't seen him very much.  There was also a weekend road trip mixed in there too.  I don't remember the last time he was home for more than 2 days at a time.  He is doing great at his new job, though, so it's all been worthwhile.  I'm a proud wife.  Oh, and the good news is there's no travel planned for November.  Hooray! I'm really behind on posts, so for now I'm just going to catch up on some happenings from last weekend.  We had our kids and for a little while on Saturday, all six of my parents' grandchildren were at our house.

I know I'm biased, but those are some of the cutest kids I know, even if I can't get them all to smile for the camera at the same time.  (Sorry for the cutoffs on the edge, the real picture isn't like that.)

As you can tell, the little kids found a bag of balloons and needed them to be blown up.  Whatever it takes to keep them happy, I guess.  We took a walk to the park and the balloons had to come with us.

Thank goodness for Anna.  She was our resident balloon-blower-upper.

Look who decided to smile for my camera!

Parker couldn't be bothered for a smile.  He was too busy watching Jett and Wyatt throw the football and trying to figure out how to get them to let him play.

Once at the park, the big boys made up football obstacles like throwing from the tire swing or throwing over the whole playset.

This may come as a surprise to anyone who knows Bren, but she actually walked past the swings first and went straight for the slide.

Parker gave up on trying to play football with the big boys and climbed up to the fort.

In addition to being the resident balloon-blower-upper, Anna is also our resident monkey.  She is always hanging upside down from something.

Of course, Parker saw her flipping and needed to do that too.  It's hard to get up there when you're short, though.

It's good to have big cousins that will give you a little boost.

After hanging out for a minute, he decided the swings were more his thing.

I guess playgrounds get old after awhile, because before I knew it, we were having races rolling down the hill.

That was fun until we had a head-on collision.  Ouch!  Thankfully, everyone survived.

The girls had already gone home so we decided to join them.  It was getting dark anyway.  It was a good day at the park!