Sunday, November 9, 2008

Indian Summer

Today's weather outside was the first reminder of the season that winter was not too far away. We woke up this morning with temperatures in the thirties with the high to be around thirty-nine. Later on in the day I watch as the scattered snow showers, that the weatherman predicted, swirled outside the window. As I watched the beauty of the snow I thought back to one week ago today that the temperatures were in the high seventies. Scott, Emily, and Cara visited us last weekend and we were all wanting to spend some time outside. We loaded up the car and headed to a park not far from our house. With grandpa's careful attention of making sure Cara was safe on the playground we all joined having fun in the fun . . .

. . . checking out the slide . . .

. . . grandpa and Cara going down the slide with daddy helping . . .

. . . grandma, Cara, and mommy's turn . . .

. . . as Cara would play on something and grandpa got too far behind she would call to him, "Come on grandpa, come on."

. . . this was a little scary but grandpa made Care feel safe as they went down the slide together. . .

. . . the suspended bridge was fun to jump on . . .

. . . getting a push on the tire swing from grandpa . . .

. . . Cara and mom peeking through the tunnel at grandma and grandpa at the other end . . .


. . . grandpa helping Cara to walk the balance beam.

We all enjoyed our fun day at the park. We also knew that this was probably one of the last nice days of the season and hated to leave. I am sure we will have a winter filled with getting together, playing inside on the cold days, and maybe even playing outside on a snowy day. I know over this winter I will be thinking of warmer weather that will greet us in the spring and be ready to hit the park again.

3 comments:

Scott, Emily, and Cara said...

Cara was excited to see these pictures and asked if we could go to the playground! It is a bit too cold although it looks deceiving out today because the sun is shining.

Cynthia Rae said...

It looks like you guys had a fun day! Too bad it went from warm to cold, but you knew the weather couldn't last forever. It is starting to get chilly here too. I wonderful I will find snow when we head up to the mountains this weekend?

Much love,
me

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Brrrrr. I got cold just reading the part about snow showers. We're expecting rain here and it's feeling colder as the day goes on but at least it won't snow.

Looks like you had a really fun day!