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Yeah! We’re going to the “duck park”!

HeaderToday was one of our days with the grandkids and when thinking about what we would do with them we decided to take them to what we fondly refer to as the “duck park”. This local park has been named the 2nd most beautiful park in America and it is very pleasant to visit and walk the trails. It has a large pond that is full of ducks, geese, carp, goldfish and even a few swan. What makes it even better is that it has a snack bar that sells bags of corn for feeding the ducks, and a trip to the duck park is never complete without purchasing some. The snack bar, of course, also sells snacks and I sometimes think that is actually the biggest draw for the kids!

With three in car seats, and especially with Grandma and Grandpa doing the buckling, it takes time to get them all in and secured. That completed, off we went!

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Once we arrived and the process of securing the kids was reversed to remove each one, we headed straight for the snack bar.  Two bags of corn purchased and off to the pond. Maggie and Jacob have made many trips to the duck park and are now professionals at feeding the ducks.  The ducks and geese are very used to it and often jump out of the pond and begin encroaching closer and closer to the person with the bag of grain.  Sometimes the geese can be a little intimidating.

I have to add a side note here because Carol and I have experienced geese intimidation first hand.  A few years ago when my special sisters Carol and Kathy were visiting, Carol and I happened to venture too close to a goose protecting his turf.  He came right after us and you should have seen us run!  It was actually hilarious!  We laughed and laughed until we almost wet our pants!  Fun memories!

Now back to our park adventure….

PicMonkey Collage 2This trip to the park included 1 year old Zellene, who quickly made it clear that she was not going to tolerate riding in a stroller and allow her brother and sister to have all the fun.  Out of the stroller, she then decided that she also wanted her independence from having to hold someone’s hand, which was going well until she decided that she wanted to try to pick up and examine some goose poop.

Collage 2Duck food bags emptied, it was time to return to the snack bar for a special ice cream treat. Zellene may only be 1 but she can easily keep up with Jacob and Maggie when it comes to eating!

al CollageTime to go and yet again the task of securing three little ones into their car seats.  Oh, and have I mentioned there is a fourth on the way!  The car seat task shall only become more monumental!

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{ 4 comments }
Marianna September 16, 2015, 4:20 am

What beautiful grandchildren! And congratulations on the upcoming addition. The ‘duck park’ looks like a wonderful place to take the grands…and it looked like a perfect weather day. I look forward to days with our little ones — coming up in November!!

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Teresa September 17, 2015, 11:16 pm

Thank you so much and congratulations on your soon approaching days with your little ones! Isn’t having grandchildren the greatest!

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Lisa at Grandma's Briefs September 17, 2015, 3:34 pm

So sweet! What a fun day you all had. Kids and ducks are a magical mix.

I, too, have seen geese go wacko and chase kids at the park. Thankfully that doesn’t happen often (or so I hope!).

Thank you for joining the GRAND Social! So glad to see you!

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Teresa September 17, 2015, 11:18 pm

Thank you! I love your blog and the GRAND Social is such a great way to meet other grandparents that blog. Thank you for making it available to us!

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