Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Weekend Spontaneity

Weekends...what new meaning they have taken on in our lives over the last couple of years. There was once a time in my life when I thought weekends were relaxing...but alas those days are long gone. Not only are they not relaxing, but dare I say significantly more stressful than the rest of the week as we try to cram chores, sporting events, errands, preparing Sunday lessons...all with tired kids who are off their schedule!

Since Glen has been working such insane hours lately, we needed a change...a BIG change. So we did something drastic--no weekend sports. They just took up too much of the day and were simply not worth the time and energy they sapped from us.

As a result, of this life altering (seriously) change, we have tried to be better about enjoying our weekends again. So at 4:45 on Saturday after a long day of doing chores, errands, (everything minus the sports) and it was such a gorgeous day which we had not enjoyed yet...I spontaneously decide to run downtown to Hain's Point, which is somewhere we'd never been, even after all these years in the area.

The highlight of Hain's Point is this giant sculpture called "Awakening", which is basically of a ginormous man who looks like he's emerging from the ground. The kids were fascinated by this "weird" work of art and had oodles of fun climbing over every square inch possible!
Even Glen got into the fun!

Ellie giggling after crawling over his mouth and into his beard!

He's got the whole moon in his hands!

We were having so much fun, we just couldn't pull them away until it was dark!

And the favorite activity of the day...trying to scale the bent leg! They had lines of people who would get a running start and try to scale the leg over and over again. Spencer was one of those people who couldn't get enough and he had the sore muscles to prove it!

The younger ones would climb up the other side of this same leg which was significantly less steep, but had just as continuous of a line waiting to try it out!

Who would've ever known the excitement and thrills we've been missing out on all these years?


al said...

that looks like such a cool park! i want to go there someday! how far is it from your house?

Steve-Rosanna said...

What a neat place to play. Much nicer than the old Rocket Park in Anoka that we used to go to.

Pretty cool Spencer-climbing the bent leg.

Love, Grandma-Grandpa

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