Sunday, July 9, 2017

Trip to the Reservoir and Splash pad

 A few weeks ago, we decided to take a Saturday trip down to Springville where we used to live.  We were just going to go to the reservoir and then to the splash pad but as we pulled into the small town we lived in for 5 years, I really wanted to show the kids some of the things that meant something to me.  First I convinced Rob to drive by our old duplex.  It's looking great.  There was a trampoline in the backyard, and a garden in the front yard.  That place brought us so much joy, frustration, work...etc.  But it was fun to see it again.  Then I convinced him to drive by our favorite local grocery store Reams.  We showed it to the kids and Sadie remembered it a little bit I think.  We used to walk there to get groceries and a donut.  :)  Then we continued on to the reservoir.  It is such a great place.  There is sand for the kids to play in, the water is SO cold, but refreshing on a hot day and it's just fun.  We spent a couple hours there and then headed over to the splash pad.  I had Rob drive past my Grandma's old house on Center Street which was fun to see, but also kind of a mistake because Emery didn't see it and had a little screaming fit about it.  Oh well.  She calmed down eventually.  It's fun to reminisce sometimes about things. 

The splash pad was lots of fun.  I'm still a little upset that they decided to build it and open it right after we moved away.  It is a pretty awesome splash pad.  The kids had a great time and so did Rob and I. We will hopefully make it back again before the summer is over.

 When we got to the reservoir, I was sure it would be really crowded.  It wasn't yet.  So we had a little bit of time without a lot of other people there to play and relax.

 Sadie was the first brave one to get all the way in the water.

 Followed closely by Emery.  Emery probably spent the most time in the water that day.  She is such a little explorer.  She loved searching in the sand and then running in the water.  

 Zac kinda got all the way in.  The water was so so cold!

 Proof that I was there too.  :)

 We brought little inflateable tubes to lounge in.  Riley liked it the most I think followed closely by Emery.

 They would sit in it and I would spin them around and around.  The little green one was too small to hold anyone above the water.  Ha ha.  Note to self...don't buy the little ones anymore.  :)

 I brought some old sour cream and yogurt plastic cans.  Zac was really into playing in the sand with those.

 He would dig a trench all the way to the water and then pour water into it and watch it flow.  

 Emery would help him too.

 Riley "floating" on the water.  I have floating in quotes because she is actually so shallow that she's not floating, but she didn't know.  And I was ok with that because then I knew she wouldn't float away.  ha ha  Also, Zac loved throwing rocks.  He found this big one and since there weren't a lot of people there yet, we let him throw it it. 

 I think he threw it in, but it landed in the shallow water, so he picked it up again and walked out further to throw it.

 Zac could truly do this all day long I think.  

 Rob got brave and waded in the water.  I didn't get all the way wet..it was so cold!  But he was a man, and got all the way in.

 Zac's face on this picture makes me laugh.  I think he just went under and that is his "this is freezing!" face.  ha ha.

 Then Zac asked Rob to bury him in the sand.  I would have said no, because the thought of all that sand everywhere all over Zac made me cringe, but Rob is so fun.  

 Everyone pitched in to help with the burying of Zac.  

 All covered...

 Then Riley wanted to join in the fun too.  Two buried kids.  

 So dirty.  They just rinsed off in the water and it was completely fine.  I need to remember to be fun every once in a while and just let the kids get dirty.  :)

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After Riley broke out of her sand, she just sat there for a long while and I finally realized she was saying she was "relaxing."  ha ha.  What a silly girl.

 
 Rob and Zac built a little tunnel.

 We made our way to the splash pad and ate lunch.  We were really hungry.  Rob and I sat in the shade, but the kids were cold and wanted to sit in the sun. 

 I sent Rob out in the sun to take picture of the kids playing in the water.  I seriously love this splash pad.  It has a little river, water spraying out of the ground, and a little waterfall thing.  



They also have a few statues of kids along the side.  Riley kept hugging them all.  It was cute.  

It was such a fun day.  It makes me want to do it every Saturday!  But when we got home, we were all exhausted.  What a great day in Springville!

1 comment:

Laurel said...

TOo bad Springville got all the fun stuff after we moved!