Yesterday on our way home from errands we found a sprinkler park! I was so excited!! So today, we tried it out. It was great! There were sprinklers, sandboxes, playgrounds and merry-go-rounds, and plenty of dirt, sticks, and rocks for Jeffy. :) Jeffy warmed up to it eventually and had a great time playing in the water and "talking" to other kids. Katelyn even liked it too. She wasn't as adventurous as Jeffy, but she liked sticking her hands in the water, and crawling around on the grass. We stayed there for quite a while. And the best part is it's free! There was a really nice sprinkler park in SC, but I didn't like paying $1 per person every time we went. Free is much better!
After we dried off, we went out to ice cream and this little mom 'n pop outdoor place. Jeffy ate a giant swirl cone all by himself and loved it! He got very angry when I tried to help him clean up before he was done. After we enjoyed our ice cream and washed up (there was a hose we put to good use!) we swang (swung? swinged?) on a big wooden swing for a full half hour before heading home. It was nice and relaxing.
I plan to make this a weekly outing at least, we had such fun. Sometime we'll have to take Daddy with us!