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Picnic at the Park

10.07.10

For the final day of National Holiday, we went to Gan Tang Park for some fun and a picnic. It’s always nice just to have a simple picnic, especially after the kite-flying, stroller drag-racing, mountain-climbing past couple of days.

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The morning started off with some simple book reading. It’s great that Sianna is starting to develop a love for books just like her older brother.

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Once at the park, we gave Schäfer the choice of riding 4 rides or riding three rides and getting a balloon. Adrenaline junkie that he is, he took the four rides. The first of which was a high-powered speed boat ride. You tried to scoop balls with a strainer and throw them in a nearby hoop.

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At some point, the ride operator sped up the boats so that we were riding a pretty good swell as we sped around in circles.

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Meanwhile, Sianna started playing a game of pulling out her hair bow and handing it to Mommy to fix. “Uh! Uh!”

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“Oops, it came off again, Mommy!” aka “UH! UH!”

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Our next ride was the airliner ride.

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It was a pretty rickety ride. One jury-rigged button to raise us. The other button to lower us. Neither worked half the time, so we spent most of the time trying to get the buttons to work…

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Schäfer’s third choice was the train ride. Of course, it was “James the Red Engine” who was pulling us.

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Finally, we guided Schäfer to the jumping area. He had some energy to work off!

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Sianna just enjoyed hanging with the parents and eating raisins!

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About noon, we found a quiet pagoda – perfect for a picnic.

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Peanut butter-banana sandwiches, bananas, green grapes and wheat puff snacks! A great, simple picnic!

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At the end, Schäfer wanted to do some climbing.

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The more height the better when launching his whirly-bird! With that, we got the kids back in time for their afternoon naps. It was a nice relaxing day!

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