On Saturday we grabbed a quick breakfast, pulled a hot loaf of sourdough bread out of the oven, filled up our cooler, and loaded up the car complete with bread on the cooling rack. Our original destination was a beach, but with thunderstorms threatening we redirected (thank you for all your planning Hannah!) and headed to The Park to meet our friends. Most of our Indy exploring has happened with the Rusts and we always love an excuse to get together.
The Park is an indoor play place inside a church. They have a bouldering wall, basketball hoops, and a humongous play structure all in a sock-only zone. Emily took a few minutes to warm up to the noisy, packed room but then she was off exploring with Andrew. Nathan was a bit tired and would just crawl back to me when I set him down in the play place. Ryan tried taking him over after a bit and he liked standing up and looking around then without the option of mom to quickly return to.
I took a turn going up with Emily. She was very polite anytime a hoard of children came her way, “Let’s just sit down right here and wait our turn.” We went over, under, around, through, and down all sorts of padded structures. Emily held her own pretty well, but there were a few drops greater than her body length that she needed help navigating. Ryan went up with her next, and then we enjoyed our lunch in the designated food room.
We went to Trader’s Point Creamery to get ice cream to finish our adventuring off. It was beautiful and full of charm. I loved seeing the wavy bricks and the cobblestone paths. We checked out the cows that we could thank for our balsamic strawberry ice cream. The lighting was perfect so we attempted a few family pictures. Emily just wanted to take pictures with Hannah and Ryan, but we eventually convinced her to come join us.