Today we went to a birthday party at a neighbor park in a Hillsdale community. It is a really cool park. It has a huge hill ridge going through its center. On the top plateau, there is an older play area with some new features. Its play structure is pretty new, but it also has a merry go round and teeter totters. I rarely find these two items in parks in our area.
The reason the family chose this place is that, on certain days of the week, the park service sets up a giant slip and slide on the side of the hill. It is extremely fun. I came prepared wearing a swimsuit for me and the kids' grandfather. Last year, I got Hannah down the slip in slide, but had no way to document it. Zadie was the camera man and helped schlep Hannah back up the hill
Gabriel giggled at me, “Did you see me I went down on my stomach?”
I smiled “It looked like fun.”
When I got to the top, I sat Hannah on my lap and started to push off. The mom of the birthday boy dosed me with dish soap. At first it was slow going; then midway down, inertia hit and we flew into an uncontrollable spin with a splashing finish. Hannah laughed.
Gabriel loved it, and by the third time down, Hannah was giggling at the top in anticipation.