Always Have a Back-up Plan

Aug 27, 2013

I was pretty excited when I found out the Alaska State Fair had opened last weekend, if there is one thing I love it is some fair food! I mean fried oreos, funnel cake...just anything to clog my arteries. We figured we would go on Sunday and it would not be too busy, fail! We were ten miles from the fair grounds and the traffic was at a dead stop on the freeway!! Ya right were my offspring going to wait, and then battle all these people for some cotton candy or what have you. The husband and I took one look at each other and made a very illegal traffic move to get us out of there. One thing I have learned in this thing called parenting is to always have a plan B. Once you get the kids out of the house you very well can not just bring them back in without doing something. We had bikes and scooters and strollers in the car so we decided to drive around, get lost and possibly find a place to play. 


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We drove around and started following a bike path which led us to a park that was completely empty!! This sort of luck never happens for us, usually we end up baby sitting a whole gang of unknown children at the park. Not because we are some kind of great parents or anything, but because we are glorified big kids. I think we have more fun at the park then our kids do. 
I do not remember playgrounds being this fun when I was a kid, or maybe I appreciate this kind of joy by watching my kids have so much fun. 
The boys will climb anything, I think it is some kind of instinctual trait that they have to be able to conquer whatever stands in front of them. Pierce was not quite born with this instinct as he had a complete meltdown because he could not figure out how to climb this hill! Haha!!!
We finished the 4 hour (!!!!!) play time with some bikes and scooters. This was one of the first days that it hadn't rained in 3 weeks, so we made the most of it. I am hoping rain or shine to make it to the fair this weekend!!! Come on state fair gods send me some fried food luck!!!






7 comments:

  1. Such a pretty park! We like to spend our Saturday mornings at the park and I like to spend a majority of it on the swings. haha

    I hope you guys get to go to the fair

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    1. That is one thing this park was missing...swings!!!!

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  2. That looks like an awesome park! Even better that it was empty! I love having the entire park to ourselves!

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    1. An empty park for a parent is like Christmas for a kid...such a gift :) haha!

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  3. Oh no I hate the fair was so busy! I love fair food too. At least you guys found a beautiful park and it turned out to be a great day!!!

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  4. Looks like you guys still managed to have a blast even though you didnt make it to the fair! 4 hours play time? You deserve a cookie (or a nap!).

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    1. We did have fun!! We were all exhausted afterwards :)

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