Friday, August 10, 2012

Summer Bucket List: The Park

1. Silver Dollar City
2. Photo Outing
3. Late Movie Night
4. Swimming
5. The Park

We can scratch the park off of our Summer Bucket List.  We went Thursday night and boy did we have fun.  There is a park in Springfield that has made quite the transformation over the past couple years.  Nathaniel Greene and The Springfield Botanical Gardens.  So awesome.  It used to not be much of a park but now it's a magical place.  I made sure to photo document with my phone camera.

 Avery's first time on a swing.  She liked it for a little while!

 The kids loved this huge butterfly and caterpillar thing.

 They have a cool butterfly house, it's really awesome.  Full of all sorts of butterflies and some staff that can help you learn more about them.  Really cool.

 Our AWFUL attempt at a self portrait! ha ha ha.
 I couldn't choose between these next two so I am posting them both.

 The flowers were all beautiful, even for us being in a drought.

 These leaf things were awesome.  The kids had a blast climbing all over them.

 Afterward we stopped at Braums for ice cream at a great price.  Bren and I shared this banana split.  YUM.
 Lindsey had a single brownie fudge sunday.  Great fun.  This summer is going out with a bang.


  1. That sunflower photo is amazing! What a great park! I'm glad you all had fun. =)

  2. What a fun day at the park! The structures at that park look especially fun and exciting! What a great find and a great way to spend a summer day! I know it's early in the morning, but I could TOTALLY go for one of those ice cream treats! Yum!

    Also, I LOVE the picture you took of the sunflower and the sky, what a great view!

    <3 <3 <3

  3. I love all the wonderful pictures! You kids are all super gorgeous!
    And that banana split - HEAVEN!!! xxx

  4. Sounds like a great time!! Beautiful photos & I think that park is spectacular!

  5. We absolutely LOVE Nathaniel Greene! Will have to make it there before school starts. Gorgeous pictures!!

  6. How smart to actually bring your camera to the park! I have yet to do that....and I love you family self portrait!

  7. ooh, i like the sunflower picture too. :)


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