Since the weather has been pretty nice (not to hot) the past few days I told Justin that I would like to go on a picnic. So that is what we decided to do for a little relaxing day and it just happened to be on St. Patrick's day. : ) We decided to drive a little bit out of the way and we ended up at Freestone Park in Gilbert. We knew there was some little rides there for Ryken and also a park. So on the way there Ryken got a little bit of a nap in but not much. So we wasn't the happiest when we got there but it changed when we got to sit down and eat something.
We had our little blanket under a tree to eat in the shade. And of course it was next to the little pond and there were ducks all over. And there happened to be 3 of them that were pretty close by us. So of course Ryken was all excited about the "quack,quack". That's his way of saying duck. : )
He enjoyed getting to count them. And he counts to 3 the best so it worked out great that there were the 3 by us to count. : ) Once he saw the ducks and the water he lost all interest in eating of course. So we took turns walking around with him to make sure he didn't decide to take a swim with the ducks which is what he wanted to do. He kept trying to step into the water when he got closer. He was pretty daring and it was pretty scary. So we had to try to get him away from the water. I guess we found the 2nd best thing. Which was some big rocks that he could play on and around.
After all of that we decided to go and check out the little train ride and the carousel. We took a train ride first and Ryken enjoyed it all except for when the "conductor" decided to get everyone on the train to yell "All Aboard!" He wasn't very amused by that.
But once we got going on the train he was all smiles and enjoyed it. And it was nice to get to sit down and feel a little breeze as we rode around on the train and saw the little park.
After the first train ride we rode on the carousel a few times till we could take the train around again. And again Ryken enjoyed getting to ride the horse on the carousel. As did Justin and I. : )Since we had paid for the unlimited rides bracelets we got to ride the train a few times as well as the carousel. We had a good time and it was nice to get out in the nice weather and enjoy some time together before it gets to hot to do anything but swim outside. : )
Hope you all had a great St. Patty's Day and wore your green like Ryken and I. Justin was a party pooper and didn't wear any green. I think I was nice and didn't even pinch him. : )