Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Day at the Park

I am happy to report that it seems like fall has finally arrived. It's crazy the way it happens here in NC....one day, you feel like you're walking around in a sauna, and the next, you wake up to crisp fall air and the urge to have a cup of coffee and some oatmeal.

That blessed change happened 2 or 3 days ago here, and we couldn't be happier. We've already played outside a LOT more than the usual 100+ temps allowed, including TWO trips to the park. However, I forgot my camera! So here are pictures from back when we were all sweating buckets but still trying to enjoy the park. (Note: these pictures are from a Friday about 2.5 weeks ago, which also happened to be the beginning of college football season...hence the Sooners jersey.)

James loves the park, and especially the train. Here, you can see just how much he loves these things by the way he is RUNNING over to the train and how it bothers him not at all that I am way behind him and he is running into several people he has never even seen before (apparently, his stranger anxiety sensor is deactivated around trains) :

Here he is on the train...Since it looks like we're still sitting in the station, he's probably saying GO!

James also loves the boat ride, although it is enough to give any sane mother a heart attack....as there is not much keeping him in there besides his dedication to the driving portion of the ride.

I literally had to pry him out of there. He cried and cried because he wanted to stay on the boat All! Day! Long! but couldn't. Poor baby!

He was a little less sure of the carousel.

But really, I had to agree with him when I saw this sign.

No horse play on the carousel? Um, excuse me....what exactly ARE we supposed to do, then?

And we won't even comment on the fact that yes, there are probably plenty of parents in the Triangle Area who have trouble getting through a carousel ride without having a smoke. Sigh.

Yay for fall and the end of the summer-long heat wave!


At 9:52 PM, Blogger rach cortest said...


He is more beautiful with each day. I LOVE the photo of him on the carousel. miss you, rachel

At 9:52 PM, Blogger rach cortest said...

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At 10:55 AM, Blogger sandra and sir charles said...

nice pics! he's such a big boy now!!


At 2:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That watermelon picture is fabulous. He's running now? I so wish we were closer to watch these changes. Not much we can do about it now! Love to all. Mom


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