Have you been to Lynchburg's sprayground yet? If you have little ones, it's a really fun (and free!) place to check out when the weather is hot. We've only made it out once, but I already want to go back next summer!
Abel, Chase, and I met my sweet friend Crystal there with her two little ones, Michael and Meghan, for a picnic lunch. Michael is the same baby I had the joy of caring for when he was a newborn, the year before Abel was born.
Michael then, just a few weeks old
Michael now, 2.5 years old
The sprayground is a slab of cement with spraying fountains all over it. There is also a structure in the middle with a dump bucket that spills out when it's full. Abel was apprehensive at first, but Michael, Meghan, and Chase all jumped right in and loved it from the start.
Meghan, enjoying the spray
Meghan with one of the smaller fountains
Taking a break and hiding her face in Mama's skirts
At only about 10 months, she was definitely more fearless than Abel!
The sprayground had been pretty empty, and even more folks left at lunchtime . Since we packed our lunch, we just took a little break to eat. It was hard convincing the kids that they should come over to the blanket. But that was just a sign that they were enjoying it!
Abel at our picnic blanket wearing the awesome swim diaper I bought from my friend Cassy of LoveMuffin Goods. She's wonderful, and I highly recommend her stuff!
After lunch, it was just about empty. Since school was out for the summer, there were some older kids playing in the morning. But after lunchtime, the boys felt free to wander around the sprayground a little more.
Chase pausing for a picture
With my little man. Love him!
Crystal enjoying her kiddos
Fearless Meghan, at it again! She was headed right for that spray :)
Chase and Abel- I'm pretty sure they think they're brothers
That's just one of the fun things we did this summer. I'm so thankful for these precious days with Abel and our sweet friends!